Whisky of the Week # 55 Hibiki 21 Year Old

Hibiki 21 year old.
70cl, 43.0%

Best Japanese Blend – 2014
World Whiskies Awards
World’s Best Blended Whisky – 2013
World Whiskies Awards

Two years running this is the best Japanese blended Whisky.

Hibiki 21 was named World’s Best Blended Whisky at the 2014 World Whiskies Awards and was awarded 96 points in Jim Murray’s 2014 Whisky Bible. Dr. Whisky says it’s ‘Unbelievably balanced, and dangerously drinkable’. So basically, it’s fantastic stuff!

Hibiki, the highest class of blended whisky, was launched to commemorate Suntory’s 90th anniversary in 1989. It represents the corporate philosophy of Suntory – “in harmony with people and nature”.

Nose…. Sweet, caramalised nuts, some lemon acidity, blackcurrants and pears with vanilla, dark toffee and rich sherry spice.

Palate…. Oak, dark cherry and sweet caramel notes, buttery with a wisp of smoke and some wood spice.

Finish…. Long, with a hint of smoke.

Overall…. A fantastic Japanese whisky.

Strictly one per customer.
Almost impossible to get.