Suntory Hibiki 17 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Japanese Blended Whisky
Suntory Hibiki 17 Year Old
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The old presentation of a fantastic Japanese blend, made with aged malt and grain whiskies from Suntory's three distilleries. Spicy and sophisticated, this is great for catching people out at blind tastings.
World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Japanese Blend 13 to 20 years
17 Year Old

Suntory Hibiki 17 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Note

    Hibiki, which means harmony, is a master blend of carefully selected full-bodied malt and grain whiskies. This multi award winning blend creates a profound aroma with an elegant and mellow woody richness, accompanied by sweet long-lasting citrus flavour.

  • Tasting notes by Martine Nouet

    Nose: Bee wax, polished floor, church bench, candle wax. A tar hint in the back. When aerated, opens up on citrussy notes and barley sugar before a wave of vanilla brings in a sweet brine.

    Palate: Smooth, mellow. Velvety. Oak and citrus fruit are intertwined in an elegant two step dance.

    Finish: Medium, smooth, hardening up on a more assertive oaky note. Touch of bitter chocolate.

    Comments: An elegant and satisfying dram. Well educated, in good quality casks for sure.

    Score: 8.25 / 10

    [These tasting notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 64]

  • Tasting Notes by Dave Broom

    Nose: Ripe soft and pillow like with hints of smoke and toasty wood. Citrus leaf, cocoa, cooked apricot, ripe banana, hazelnut giving a crunch.

    Palate: Toffee sweetness stretches along the palate. Very clean and clear. Sweet with sultana and cherry.

    Finish: Long and silky.

    Comment: Relaxed and laid back. This is excellent blending.

    Score: 8.5 / 10

    [These tasting notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 64]

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