oak tannins
honey
sweet
fresh grain
vanilla cream
stewed apple
raspberry
fruit
cinnamon
Spiral Hibiki 12 Year Old

Hibiki

12 Year Old

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.
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The Fusion.
 
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 Yamazaki, Hakushu 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.
 
  • Style
    Blended Whisky
  • Region
    Japan
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Suntory
  • Bottler
    Suntory
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Hibiki

12 Year Old

(0.7l, 43%)


8.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Hibiki 12 Year Old
Kosta
Great smooth taste and pairs perfectly with my Cuban cigars .
Chris
So good, you'll forget it's a blend...comparable but different than the Japanese Harmony. Sweet, complex, smooth. What a blend should be: a mix of whiskies to produce an intended flavor. Hey Johnny, someone's gunning for your accolades!
Al
This is a blend I can't seem to get enough of. It makes you want to run it back every time. Complex, sophisticated and inspiring for just a 12 yr old
anonymous
From the nose to the finish, this is an epic whiskey.
Jeffrey
This was the one that taught me to love Japanese whishy
Deja
Smells better than it tastes but it's not bad.
David
Sweet, floral
anonymous
Decent whisky! Didn't quite get the craze with Japanese whisky. At least with this one
Killian
Perfect
anonymous
A great entry into blended Japanese Whisky, distinct plum note
Edward
Lovely smooth drink
Josh
Light and beautifully complex.
anonymous
Nice smooth drink. Warms but doesn't burn. I like to sip it neat. No ice.
anonymous
Fantastic. First Japanese whisky I've tried definitely want to try more.
anonymous
Fruit forward, vanilla... Enjoy!
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