Kirin Emblem. 43 per cent alcohol. Nose: Bran, wheat, oats. Lemon and lime. New oak and potato skins. Palate: Toffee and grain. Golden syrup on pancakes with a light squeeze of lemon. Finish: Medium on golden syrup, oak, a little poppy seed and cinnamon. General comment: Solid blend in the Scottish style. Kirin blends often use Scottish whisky in the mix.