Notes for Nerds: Whiskey Scoring

I originally learned how to taste whiskey from Michael Jackson's book, XXX. Like Michael, I use the term whisky when talking about Scotland's delicious single malts.

Until I see a good whiskey scoring system, I use the major categories and point ratings from the beer scoring system. Obviously, some details don't apply.

CategoryPoints
Bouquet/Aroma1-10
Varietal6
Other Fermentation Characteristics4
Appearance1-6
Color2
Clarity2
Head Retention2
Flavor1-19
Malt4
Hops4
Balance5
Conditioning/Carbonation3
Aftertaste3
Body1-5
Drinkability and Overall Impression1-10
Total1-50

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