Bourbon ratings can be a bunch of bunk. They might be influenced by connections in the business, some are planted by marketers, and ultimately even the legitimate reviews are inherently subjective because they’re based on our own preferences. My reviews will only have this last fault.
I decided to avoid the 100-point scales because every bourbon seems to score in a 15-point range anyhow. More important, I decided to keep it simple. The Sipp’n Corn Scale uses a 5-point progression that doesn’t get caught up in analysis of color / nose / taste / finish. Instead, after considering those traditional traits, I just get to the bottom line.
Please use the scale and let me know how the bourbon in your glass scores!
The Sipp’n Corn Scale:
1 – Wouldn’t even accept a free drink of it.
2 – Would gladly drink it if someone else was buying.
3 – Glad to include this in my bar.
4 – Excellent bourbon. Worth the price and I’m sure to always have it in my bar.
5 – Wow. I’ll search high and low to get another bottle of this.