Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old70cl / 43%
- Japanese Blended Whisky
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Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes by Tim F
Nose: Very fruity, with ripe oranges, apple pie, marmalade and plums (would I have still got those plums if I didn't know about the plum liqueur maturation? I'd like to hope so). Fresh honeysuckle and nougat aromas, sugared almonds, sponge cake, icing sugar. Expressive and exciting.
Palate: Smooth as a snooker ball, with delicious fresh grain, oak tannins and delicately sherried malt. Some clove, pepper and mixed peel as the sherry comes forward. The citrus is here as well, if slightly more tart like lemon or grapefruit.
Finish: Spices, apple peel and the last remnants of the finely-tuned grain. Nothing dominates, everything in place - the integration and balance are quite remarkable. The spices seem to build in intensity at the finale.
Comments: Slips down easier than a greased eel in an oilslick. This is tremendous. A hugely impressive feat of blending that proves, if there were any remaining doubt, that Japanese whisky can equal or beat anything produced in Scotland at this moment in time. Bravo.
37 Customer Reviews
I love it. Balanced like a Japanese tight rope walker. Now one of my favourites
Smooth and fruity, sweet and easy on the palate. Tastes like a single malt. My favourite by far in my short, whisky drinking life.
We bought this for my father who normally drinks 18yr old singles in the higher end market, he was horrified to find he preferred this whisky over his others that cost 2-3 times the price. Superb product I''d have paid more than the ?59.99 I had to spend due to it being tricky to get hold of due to being sold out or not stocked. A
Quite a complex nose for a 12yo- Waxy, candle wax, camphor, perfumed, lots of fruit. Lovely. Taste: Smooth grain well intergrated with citrus fruit. Some building spice, but in check. Finish: Spices fade, left by lemon tart.
Smooth yet complex. This made me reconsider my opinion of blended whisky. Stunning.
absolutely unforgettable nose and the finish is incredible! ordering a 2nd bottle soon!!!!
Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old, purchased this recently, and very pleased I did. My first ever taste of Japanese whisky and it will not be last. Excellent taste and very smooth, a lovely light golden colour, a pleasure to drink.
Absolutely outstanding. This is an affordable example of why the Japanese regularly dominate the whisky awards.
A fantastic product...complex and engaging
love the presentation the flavour is even better brucie lancing SEP 2014