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Hibiki 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Hibiki 17 Years Old

Brand
Hibiki
Expression
17 Years Old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Blended
Age
17 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Suntory (Osaka)
Website
www.suntory.com
Availability
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Dave Broom

Nose
Pure aromas again - more intense lift than on Scotch and a lack of maltiness. Little hint of incense and garam masala. Mint and chocolate/praline, roasted tea and thick vanilla. Layered. With water, apricot jam.
Palate
Ripe, custard and apple then toasted coconut and sweet persimmon with a little smoke. Luscious. With water more mashed banana spice and oak.
Finish
Long and gentle.
Comment
Seamless flow allowing flavours to slowly change - no edges, no joins.

Rob Allanson

Nose
Ripe and soft at first, then layers of smoke and toasted wood. Very intense, tight citrus and banana. A little temple spice and bow rosin.
Palate
Toffee sweetness, cooked apricot, vanilla custard. Some sultana and cherry too come through.
Finish
Silky smooth and long.
Comment
Excellent blending.
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    Suntory (Osaka)
  • 2-1-40 Dojimahama. Kita-ku. Osaka. Japan. 530-8203
  • Tel : +81 6 6346 1309

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