And the whisky reached 87.6 points

  • horst_s
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    I am often asked, why I am not giving quality or other points to a whisky after a tasting.

    Well - that is not easy. First I do not think that a single vote from one individual somewhere on the planet will give accurate results to somebody else elsewhere. The wisdom of the masses is much more important. Therefore we have our Whisky Database with tens of thousands of ratings from ten thousand individuals.

    But if you watch carefully, then you are able to see differences. If a whisky is bad. I say so. If a whisky is just normal, I sip just once. If a whisky is a very good one, I taste it twice. And if it is extraordinarily outstanding. I empty the glass.

    But I do not dare to say more.

    Kind regards, Horst Luening, Master Taster, Whisky.com
  • 116520 Member 116520 Joined: 12.06.2015Posts: 90Collection116520s CollectionRatings: 42
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    Yes, I noticed that too... if you drink a sip and leave the glass with an unfinished whisky, I know it must be bad. However, I have not seen a whisky which is so good that you pour for another glass to drink... :lol::lol::lol:

    "horst_s" wrote:
    But if you watch carefully, then you are able to see differences. If a whisky is bad. I say so. If a whisky is just normal, I sip just once. If a whisky is a very good one, I taste it twice. And if it is extraordinarily outstanding. I empty the glass.



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    Yes, I never poured a second one in front of the camera :wink:

    The opened bottles are spread between my friends. If there is one I like very much, then I keep these bottles. The last ones I kept were:
    Johnnie Walker King George V
    Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Cask
    Glendronach 1995

    I will take a video of my open bottles quite soon.

    Kind regards, Horst Luening, Master Taster, Whisky.com
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  • 116520 Member 116520 Joined: 12.06.2015Posts: 90Collection116520s CollectionRatings: 42
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    I am looking forward to your next videos...

    "horst_s" wrote:
    Yes, I never poured a second one in front of the camera :wink:

    The opened bottles are spread between my friends. If there is one I like very much, then I keep these bottles. The last ones I kept were:
    Johnnie Walker King George V
    Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Cask
    Glendronach 1995

    I will take a video of my open bottles quite soon.
  • Quin Member Quin Joined: 01.07.2014Posts: 91Ratings: 0
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    7 categories for me:

    Bad rating:
    1 - i dont like it at all

    range">Average rating:
    2 - something in it i dont like
    3 - average
    4 - the better average

    Good rating:
    5 - very good Whisky
    6 - near perfection
    7 - revelation

    Sometimes i add a -/+

    regards.. ..and sorry for bad english
  • 116520 Member 116520 Joined: 12.06.2015Posts: 90Collection116520s CollectionRatings: 42
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    Have you tried anything which is revelation? :razz:

    "Quin" wrote:
    7 categories for me:

    Bad rating:
    1 - i dont like it at all

    range">Average rating:
    2 - something in it i dont like
    3 - average
    4 - the better average

    Good rating:
    5 - very good Whisky
    6 - near perfection
    7 - revelation

    Sometimes i add a -/+
  • Quin Member Quin Joined: 01.07.2014Posts: 91Ratings: 0
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    Yes, but transfered to the 100 points system, my 7 includes from around 94 to 100.

    Balblair Vintage 89 3rd Release
    Glenglassaugh 30
    Lagavulin 16
    Laphroaig 10 CS Batch 3
    Port Ellen 1982 MoS

    regards.. ..and sorry for bad english
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