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A stunning 12 year-old blend from Hibiki, some of the whisky has been part-matured in plum liqueur casks. Lovely malt from Hakushu and Yamazaki, plus some aged grain from Chita, this terrific Japanese blend picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.Tasting Notes (1)
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Tasting Notes by Tim F
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Smoooooooth. Hibiki is a classic beauty, and a go to before or after dinner with just one ice cube for my taste. Pleasing fruits on the nose, soft on the tongue, and a refreshing spice on the swallow. A beautiful and easy blend as a sipper or with tasty morsels like grilled chicken and vegetables. Whisky with food? Double win.
Just had my first taste of this sharp, fruity golden nectar; a warm flavour of wintery days. Delightfully elegant shaped container, makes a lovely keepsake.
My personal fav. Smooth yet bold and thick. Big body of round sweetness of honey and plum.
More Japanese Magic. Normally I am a Lagavullin man but when I fancy something different I adventure into Japan. This is really really nice, smooth, subtle,well balanced and bursting with flavour. If you try one you will be reaching for another shortly afterwards.
Amazing n smooth like a song on the palate
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