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Whisky Index : Japanese Whisky - Blended

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Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Japanese Whisky - Blended

Chichibu Newborn (Cask #127)
Blended - Japan - 62.50%
Clean and well made with a few of the unformed notes of youth. Evidence of great potential.

Evermore 2004 Blend, 21 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 40.00%
7 Perfect blend of aromas and textures. Really appealing. Makes you feel romantic.

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.

Karuizawa Master's Blend, 10 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 40.00%
7 For once, a whisky that delivers more on the palate than on the nose. It could make a pleasant summer dram.

Mercian Ship
Blended - Japan - 40.00%
7 A promising nose but a somewhat worn out palate.

Nikka Pure Malt White
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
7 Very different,utterly beguiling and cleverly constructed.

Nikka 34 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
8 Big and complex. Slightly drying but avoids excessive woodiness.

Nikka All Malt 1989
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
7 An interesting idea, and it produces for Nikka a much sweeter style of whisky.

Nikka From the Barrel
Blended - Japan - 51.40%
Richness and power.

Nikka Pure Malt Black
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
7 A delicatessen whisky which quietly earns your respect.

Nikka Pure Malt Red
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
7 A classy and sophisticated all-rounder.

Nikka Super
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
8 Easily drinkable. Very pleasant. Refreshing. Not especially complex.

Nikka Super Nikka Malt
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
7 A growling bear among a bunch of deer-like whiskies.This is a good thing. The mushroomy noteis one I associate with new Japanese whiskies.

Taketsuru 12 Years old
Blended - Japan - 40.00%
6 Beautifully presented with fruit and barley working together. But a tad polite and falls just short of superstar status.

Taketsuru 17 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
8 The creamy notes on the nose suggest more sweetness on the palate. Oak speaks up.

World Whiskies Awards 2012 - World's Best Blended Malt Whisky - Winner

Taketsuru 17 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
6 A savoury whisky to accompany smoked cheese of pickled fish?

 

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