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Issue 150 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 150

World's best 2018 - Rosebank - Music - Lot 40 - Royal Drams



Hibiki 12 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
A combination of Japanese purity and intensity of aroma and the use of some plum-cask matured whisky gives a complex and multifaceted result - it's what blending should be.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Hibiki 17 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
8 An elegant and satisfying dram. Well educated, in good quality casks for sure.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Hibiki 17 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
4 Relaxed and laid back. This is excellent blending.

Hibiki 17 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
Seamless flow allowing flavours to slowly change - no edges, no joins.

World Whiskies Awards 2011 - Best Blended Whisky - Winner

Hibiki 21 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
7 Its wide aromatic palette is well displayed. Nothing is missing except a longer finish maybe. A second sip keeps the pleasure on.

World Whiskies Awards 2011 - World's Best Blended Whisky - Winner

Hibiki 21 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
8 Leaner, drier, less estery and more oaky than the version that has no age statement. I like each equally, in its own right.

World Whiskies Awards 2013 - World's Best Blended Whisky - Winner

Hibiki 21 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
7 Just a little too fat for me,though a little unfair to slip two blends among all of these malts!

World Whiskies Awards 2008 - World's Best Blended Whisky - Winner

Hibiki 30 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Hibiki 505 17 Years Old, Non chill filtered
Blended - Japan - 50.50%
8 Virile. Rich display of flavours. If I was to climb up the Fujiyama, I'd take a flask with me.

Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Blended Malt - Japan - 43.00%
8 Diverse aroma and flavour characteristics are intertwined in a manner typical of a fine Japanese whisky.

Hibiki Suntory
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
7 Very easily drinkable. Well matured, as the label suggests. Enjoyable. Appetising. Slightly drier with a splash of water, but not too much. Too good for a mizuwari.

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Operation BOTB
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World's Best Blended Whisky
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Bars of Titan
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Suntory time
Dave Broom talks plum liqueur, the boom years and Japan's drinking culture with the quiet genius behind some of country's best loved whiskies.

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Japanese Harmony
America tunes into Hibiki whisky

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Ice cold in Tokyo
With Japanese bar culture increasingly influencing many of Europe's leading mixologists, so there is no better time to discover some of the unique ways to enjoy the country's whisky too. Neil J. Ridle...

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The Buddha of Bourbon
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Mission Impossible?
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Taking care of business (Colin Dunn - Morrison Bowmore)
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The Magnificent 7
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Intrinsic Differences
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Way Out West
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Success as Seller's Fees Slashed
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The Far East Promise
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Fusing Flavours
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Native Palates
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Tokyo calling
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In search of refreshment
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In search of the world's best whiskies
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The Orient Expression
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A special relationship
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Looking Back
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  • 2-1-40 Dojimahama. Kita-ku. Osaka. Japan. 530-8203
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