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Hibiki 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Hibiki 12 Years Old

Brand
Hibiki
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Blended
Age
12 years old
Abv
43.00%
Availability
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Dave Broom

Nose
Intense, pure and clean. Scented: jasmine, green mango with some sweet oak, cream, mead and a little spice. Water allows the fruits to ripen.
Palate
Again, a purity of character and a seamless slow of flavour. Juices, light balancing oak and then a bridge into an acidic, mouth watering back palate.
Finish
Fresh tart and refreshing.
Comment
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.

Rob Allanson

Nose
Packs a punch of vanilla and runny honey. But as it opens there is plum jam, raspberry and pineapples.
Palate
A blend of oak influence and barley. Vanilla and cereal notes balanced with honey and some juicy fruits.
Finish
Sweet and spiced.
Comment
Complexity personified...thrilling.
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