Review by Nonjatta contributor - Serge Valentin
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"Nikka Kingsland (43%, OB, +/-2008)
What a ‘beautiful’ N°5-alike bottle!
Nose: Once again, we’re close on the nose but this is a little bigger and certainly smokier. Also, quite a bit more grassy… A higher proportion of malt whisky, probably. Hints of banana skin.
Mouth: Similar to the ‘Gold & Gold’. Mouth feel a little oilier. The whole is a tad more candied and rich, and there are also more spices. Reminds me a little of some ginger liqueur I tried once.
Finish: Medium-long, even more gingery and sweet.
Comments: Another good one, with quite a bit of personality. The sweetest of this bunch of Nikka blends, a little less peaty as well. SGP:441 – 76 points." (Serge`s scoring system is explained on this page.)