Update 14.6.2010: Review by Nonjatta contributor - DramtasticNikka Super. 43% per cent alcohol.
Nose: A bit spirity. Kind of reminds me of those middle of the road Scotch blends my parents used to drink: stewed apples, bran, straw, glue. Not bad, but not special either.
Palate: Fairly smooth and clean; very malty. Peanut shells, chocolate, bran, oranges and glue.
Finish: Medium length with malt, spice and uncooked rice.
General Comment: This is a pretty straight forward blend that would go well with ice on a warm day or with your favorite mixer.
Review by Serge Valentin
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"Nikka 'Super' (43%, OB, +/-2008)
These bottles with very long necks are very clever. Even when the level goes down a bit because of evaporation, the contact surface with air remains very small.
Nose: Ah, this is much more expressive than the ‘Blend’, ‘Gold & Gold’ and ‘Kingsland’. Much more honeyed and fruity (dried figs), with the same kind of waxiness. Also a little cardboard but the overall profile is very enjoyable. Gets smoky. Quality blended whisky.
Mouth: Pretty much the same as the Kingsland’s, only a little smoother at the attack, and a little grassier after that.
Finish: Maybe a little shortish but clean. Spicy baklavas.
Comments: A good blend. SGP:341 – 75 points."(Serge`s scoring system is explained on this page.)