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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 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.

The view from the top
More than 30 enthusiasts, including some distillery managers, made their way to the summit of Ben Rinnes recently. The group were there for the unveiling of a toposcope, or orientation plaque, which ...

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Operation BOTB
Marcin Miller explains the objective of the Best of the Best tasting and how the 47 whiskies were selected, categorised and scored.

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World's Best Blended Whisky
Suntory Hibiki 30 years old

April 2008, Issue 71, page 20

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.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 24

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...

July 2010, Issue 89, page 50

Show time
LONDON Celebrating 10 years of tastings, tutorials and time spent exploring the world of whisky, London's premiere whisky tasting event, Whisky Live London threw its doors open recently to all those ...

June 2010, Issue 88, page 10

The Buddha of Bourbon
Michael Jackson has a vision, and learns why the Japanese sit on the floor to eat dinner

October 2003, Issue 34, page 11

Taking care of business (Colin Dunn - Morrison Bowmore)
Colin Dunn is business develoment executive at Morrison Bowmore. So what does he do? Richard Jones reports

October 2004, Issue 43, page 52

Future dream drams
Having experienced rocketing sales in the last few years, we see what is happening to the Japanese distilling scene

December 2013, Issue 116, page 21

Intrinsic Differences
Ryan Chetiyawardana mixes up some oriental delights

December 2012, Issue 108, page 40

Treasure Store
New Le Clos store enhances Dubai airport's fine spirits reputation.

April 2013, Issue 111, page 78

Find Whisky Heaven on Earth
Joe bates heads to Schiphol to see what's on offer

September 2012, Issue 106, page 35

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The Art of Science
Dave Broom examines how Japan's distillers are taking their country's whiskies into the world.

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Knowing the Classics
Ryan Chetiyawardana looks at Bourbon cocktails

February 2013, Issue 109, page 40

Fusing Flavours
William Curley is officially Britain's Best Chocolatier, having been given the prestigious accolade four years running by the Academy Of Chocolate, for his innovative approach to flavour. Neil Ridley...

June 2012, Issue 104, page 26

World Whiskies Awards
This year's competition saw more than 150 whiskies put through their paces during three rounds of tastings to win the coveted titles of “Best in the World”.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 15

Native Palates
While the blended whisky market remains relatively static in the UK, new and emerging markets around the globe have begun to highlight some interesting ways to enjoy blends. Neil Ridley reports.

September 2011, Issue 98, page 14

Stiring times in the Big Easy
Liza Weisstuch reports from this year's Tales of the Cocktails event

December 2010, Issue 92, page 46

World's best whiskies honoured
More than 150 whiskies, three rounds of judging and there can be only five...we reveal the winners

April 2007, Issue 63, page 18

Seoul Searching
Joshua gives us an introduciton to South Korea's bar scene

December 2014, Issue 124, page 53

In search of refreshment
WM's Japanese sister magazine, WM-J takes us out on the tiles in the ancient city of Kyoto

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In search of the world's best whiskies
This is the third time we have held the Best of the Best. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, this is the biggest and most ambitious attempt yet to find the world's best whiskies

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The Orient Expression
Where spirits rule and tastes asunder

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A special relationship
Michael Jackson takes a reflective look at Japan, Scotland and whisky

November 2001, Issue 19, page 24

Drinking in the Big Smoke
We look at some excellent whisky bars in the English capital, but also at what is happening elsewhere in the country, a distilling revolution is beginning to bear fruit

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Bars Guide: London
Capital investment. Let Neil Ridley take you through the bars of London

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World Whiskies Awards 2012 Winners Announced
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