From the Distiller...Reading Ratings

I recently read an article on Scotchwhiskey.com where the author was concerned about the apparent focus these days on the numerical value of a review of a particular product, and nothing else. He saw a lot of this in peoples use of wine ratings and expressed a concern over this taking over in whiskey too. The article made me think about how I personally have been using wine and spirit ratings and had I been guilty of focusing on the numerical score. The authors point was the score is often merely a reflection of whether the rater/judge liked it and doesn’t necessarily tell the consumer much useful information...

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