Separated at Birth? Glenfiddich Havana & Nikka Black

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Separated at Birth? Glenfiddich Havana & Nikka Black

Postby welshman » Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:27 pm

Nikka Black. 8 years. Blended Yoichi+Miyagi.
Choco-banana crepes on the nose. Festival stall candyfloss. Nutmeg on toffee apples.
Goes down easy like a pink-salon high school girl, smooth as silk pants.
On the tongue. Residual nutmeg fading to vanilla. More-ish.
a la Murray n24 t23 f23 b22. total 92

Eight quid from your nearest Yokohama FamilyMart or YamazakiStore. Cheap at triple the price, quadruple.

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Postby Admiral » Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:57 pm

Not sure that's a tasting description we'll read in Murray's book! :D

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Not distant cousins even

Postby sudsy » Sat Apr 17, 2004 5:15 pm

I am now living in California, but I am Japanese and I know Nika and Nika Black 8 year that you review.
In my bar in Los Angeles (for Japanese businessman visitting), we sell Nika Black 8 year, and the difference between this and Glenfiddich Habana is not even distant cousins - not twins as you say. I tried Nika Black 8 year, blind tasting against Habana and they are obvious. The Habana has a salt and sharp-tang, an 8 mile finish/ the Nikka is more Nicholas Cage 8mm - immature fake. Sunset hooker. (Naisho, ne? In club in Kabukicho we pass on Nika as Johnie Walker Black. A third of price (wholesale)
That Cardhu and Yoichi. Joining at hips?!?

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