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Plymouth Gin- 83 score by Beverage Tasting Institute

hobbess | Jan 31, 201110:50 PM

As a newbie to spirits, I picked up a Buying Guide to Spirits by the Beverage Testing Institute to help provide me with some guidance.

One of the scores that really surprised me was that they rated Plymouth pretty low with a score of 83 which falls within their range of 80-84 as recommended and anything below 80 would not get recommended. And, they had a whole score of other gins that were all rated higher than Plymouth.

As a newbie, I always thought Plymouth Gin was supposed to be Top Shelf, one of the top Gins out there with Junipero, etc..

Do you think the low score is a true reflection of Plymouth quality, and that Plymouth is more about hype than quality?

Or, do you think Beverage Tasting Institute doesn't know what they're talking about and that they're basically the Consumer Reports of Drinks.

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