The Scotchcast Scoring System
Here at the Scotchcast, we use a 10 point scoring system, with a low of one and a high of ten, in ½ point increments.
5 and below: A Scotch with very significant problems, usually off flavors or balance issues. These Scotches probably should not have been released as single malts.
6: These Scotches have some major balance issues. However, they are still worth trying.
7: Scotches receiving a 7 have only a few balance issues.
8: A high quality Scotch with few, if any flaws.
9 and above: Flawless(!), world class Scotches.