Hibiki 17 Year Old is a superb whisky from Suntory. 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. Recently awarded a Gold ‘Editor’s Choice’ award from Whisky Magazine and picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
World Whiskies Awards 2012 – Best Japanese Blend 13 to 20 Years
Awards: 17 Years 2005 – SWSC GOLD 2007 – IWSC GOLD (BEST IN CLASS) 2009, 2012, 2013 – ISC GOLD
Nose: There are notes of honey and wax, resin and oak. There are notes of gentle smoke and cacao, hints of cooked fruit and a nutty note.
Palate: Sweet and rich. There are crisp notes of mixed peels, raisin and custard with a little zest and plenty of oak.
Finish: Is long with notes of oak and cocoa and sherried peels.