USING THE 100-POINT SCALE
I don't like it. Plain and simple. However, due to the clear fact that most reviewers in the whisk(e)y-ing world use the 100-point scale to score a particular spirit, I decided to budge (a little...). In addition to my own scoring method which uses a 10 point scale with a 5/10 representing an average whisky on all fronts, I have now added a "reluctantly-calibrated" score using the more common (and more irritating) 100-point scale. In piecing this plot together, I referenced many respected reviewers in the industry and tried to accumulate several coordinating points of reference between their scoring scales and my own. The plot below is a representation of what I believe to be a decent depiction of the relationship between my scoring system (out of 10) and the more "generally-accepted" scoring system out of 100.
Please notice that my 5/10 aligns with an 80/100 on the 100-point scale, since these scores represent an average whisky on all fronts (to me) in their respective scales. That being said, this plot is a tool I created to help assign a score out of 100 to each whisky I have the pleasure of experiencing along my spirit-ual journey. I definitely understand that most of you don't give 2 cents about my scoring system or the graph above, but I wanted to include it here for those of you who even care the slightest bit. Please feel free to send me your questions and/or suggestions pertaining to these scoring methods as I don't proclaim them to be supreme. This is simply what makes the most sense to me. Cheers!