Spirit Journal

The opinions, reviews, and ratings found in The Spirit Journal, as well as my columns and other writings, are those of one individual. I believe, without reservation, that in the field of alcoholic beverage evaluation one voice is clearer and more precise over the long haul than the collective voice of a panel. I don’t advocate group consensus because, having chaired tens of tasting panels for wine and spirits in years past, I’ve discovered that rarely is a true depiction of any product rendered within the framework of that format. Composite reviews of a panel usually end up reflecting the viewpoint of the person with the most chutzpah. However, for those critics who do chose to act on their own, the responsibility to sustain credibility is not to be cavalierly embraced. Source

Outlet Details

Scope International
Language English
Country United States of America
UVMs Request pricing
Frequency Quarterly