World's Best Blended Whisky - World Whiskies Awards 2013, 96 Points
- Whisky Bible, 2014
Founded in 1899, the Suntory brand started as a small wine store in Osaka, but grew rapidly over the years, encompassing a wide range of products. Their construction of the Yamazaki Distillery in 1923 and the release of Suntory Shirofuda Whisky in 1929 brought Japanese Whisky into the public eye. Suntory's outstanding craftsmanship and expertise is apparent in every bottle, and their Hibiki Whisky is no different.
Bronze amber in color, Suntory "Hibiki" 21 Year Old is amazingly balanced and tenderly unfolding a calm essence of sandalwood, honeycomb, caramelized nuts, ripe banana and rich sherry spice. The rich and complex palate offers notes of cooked fruit, dried apricot, dark cherry, caramel, spice and Mizunara. Hints of incense and smoke lingers through the long, structured finish.
Product of Japan
Alcohol by Volume: 43%
|Full of Grace. Tenderly unfolding a calm essence.
Nose:cooked fruit, blackberry, ripe banana, caramel
Palate:sandalwood, honeycomb, dried apricot and Mizunara (Japanese oak)
Finish:long, rich and incense