For consistency in our reviews, we score all whiskies according to the following guide:

1. Would not drink, even if at gunpoint.

2. Would drink if given by my grandmother, but only to be polite. Would wash out mouth later.

3. Drinkable, but not brilliant.

4. Hey, this is okay.

5. I quite like this and would consider buying a bottle.

6. I would definitely buy a bottle of this.

7. I would go out of my way to find this whisky.

8. I would boast about drinking this to my whisky nerd friends and expect them to be massively impressed. Having tried this makes me feel good about myself.

9. I would trade a kidney for a bottle of this whisky.

10. I would trade my own kidney for a bottle of this whisky.