Hibiki 12 Year Old 500ml

Hibiki

12 Year Old 500ml

(0.5l, 43%)


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Shinjiro Torii, the father of Japanese Whisky founded Suntory in 1923 by opening the first distillery in Japan, called Yamazaki. Shinjiro, started out as a pharmaceutical wholesaler and later wine importer had found his passion for Whisky after discovering the wonders of the ageing process of spirits.The business and the passion for Whisky has been passed down to Shinjiro’s second son, Keizo Saji. All Keizo wanted was to enlarge and perfect the family business and all that happened at the end of the century, making Suntory the biggest producer of Whisky in Japan. 
 
Blended Whisky in Japan differs from the one in Scotland, as Japanese distilleries do not collaborate between each other and don’t allow different stock to be mixed. That is why Japanese distillers create diverse styles under one roof, using different techniques and yeast strains to produce different styles on their own and blend them together.
 
Hibiki 12 Year Old is a highly decorated Blended Japanese Whisky that includes Whisky from YamazakiHakushu and also a small portion from Chita. It’s partly matured in plum liqueur casks, adding a special touch to an already magnificent Whisky which we can easily compare to any Scotch.
 

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  • Style
    Blended Japanese Whisky
  • Region
    Japan
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Suntory
  • Bottler
    Suntory
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

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oak tannins
smoky
honey
dried fruit
sweet
sherry
vanilla cream
spicy notes
plum
What does Hibiki 12 Year Old 500ml taste like?

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We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Japan is the second biggest producer of single malt Whisky in the world. Much to general surprise.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Shiny amber. 
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Raspberry, oranges, apple pie, plum wine, thick honey, cooked apples, cinnamon. 
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Ripe barley, banana, custard, fresh grain, oak tannins, crushed almonds, stewed fruits.
 
Finish
Slips down easier than a greased eel in an oilslick.

 
Ratings & Reviews
Boyd
Boyd,
Wow. The apples. A little spicey at the front but settle nicely
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