Scale

My new review scale has moved quality and value to separate axes and now includes examples! I am working through the archive to update everything to the new scale, starting with the examples.

Quality

10 - an all time favorite, must buy/hunt - Old Rip Van Winkle

9 - a favorite I’d like to keep on my shelf - Jack Daniel’s Heritage Barrel

8 - an excellent bottle I’ll buy from time to time - Blanton’s

7 - a great whiskey I’d order at a bar - Rare Breed

6 - a good whiskey I’m still happy to drink - 1792 Small Batch

5 - a whiskey with notable strengths but also held back by some flaws - High West Campfire

4 - a fine whiskey that does not standout in either direction - Evan Williams Black Label

3 - Better than not drinking whiskey but just barely - Crown Royal Deluxe

2 - Mixer only - Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye

1 - Pouring out the bottle, Coke Zero deserves better

Value

Great - A great deal, I’d buy it again - Eagle Rare, 1792 Small Batch

Fair - Worth the money, happy with my purchase - Rare Breed, A Mid Winter Night’s Dram

Poor - Overpriced, not worth the money - Kentucky Owl Confiscated, Heaven’s Door 10 year