Hibiki was first sold in 1989 to commemorate Suntory 90th anniversary. A masterful blend of malt and grain whiskies from Suntory’s three distilleries, this premium blended whisky may be the pinnacle of their portfolio.
The Hibiki 17 Years Old is no exception, with critical acclaim from around the world. Winning gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2005 and best in class at the IWSC 2007, this fantastic blend even won editors choice in the 2005 Whisky Magazine Best of the Best. Dave Broom describes it as “Relaxed and laid back. This is excellent blending.”
Nose: Ripe bananas, wafts of vanilla cream and a gentle kick of citrus freshness.
Palate: Toffee bananas, butter cream and vanilla.
Finish: Sweet and velvety with a citrus tang.
Blend from whiskeys from all three Suntory distilleries.
On the palate : caramel, hint of butter, Mizunara(Japanese oak), and vanilla.
World Whiskies Awards 2012 – Best Japanese Blend 13 to 20 years.