In case you're curious (geeky) enough to care about this kind of thing, we're quite happy share how we go about calculating some of the fun things like our list of highest rated and popular whiskies!
Our calculation of a 'highest rated' whisky is entirely based on the ratings TWL members give whiskies in the web site or app. But in order to make sure a whisky having only one rating that's a 5, we've created a simple, but helpful to calculation to more accurately figure out which whiskies our users most highly rate. Here's how it works:
- A whisky must have an average rating of 3.5 or above
- We calculate a score for each whisky. The scoring adds up the ratings of all users with some intelligent weighting of the point values assigned to each rating. The point values for each rating are:
- Dislike: -1
- Ok: 0
- Good: 1
- Great: 3
- Love: 5
- The whiskies with the highest total scores based on these ratings are the highest rated whiskies!
NOTE: We include only ratings from our website and app. The app is used at whisky events like The Whisky Show and also at local events. People attending these events are encouraged to rate in the app the whiskies they try at the event.
We also look at a range of other factors, including number of times a whisky has been searched for, clicked on, added to a watchlist and / or shared.