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Suntory Whisky Hibiki 17 Year Old 70cl

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There has been lengthy discussion of the cork vs screw-cap issue elsewhere on Connosr, and also general discussions of oxidation effects. First reaction, from nosing of bottle immediately after cap removal is distinctly and umistakably, of plum wine. Hibiki is a mix of different malt whiskies from the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries as well as of grain whisky from the Chita distillery.

The Hibiki brand was created in 1989 to celebrate Suntory’s 90th anniversary, making it a significant release in the company’s history. The distillery's founder, Shinjiro Torii, instilled a philosophy of relentless pursuit of perfection, which is evident in every expression crafted by Suntory.But it was a beautifully balanced whisky and still the best Japanese whisky I've ever tasted (admittedly I think I've only had maybe 6 or 7).

This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch! It is a premium blended whisky produced by Suntory, one of Japan’s most renowned and respected whisky distillers. Without prejudice to the section Liability below, the Service may be temporarily unavailable during maintenance, updates, etc.A barrel that doesn’t fit as a single malt or is otherwise off can be aged another few years and blended. You'll be surprised by what is being distilled and bottled and the variation of flavours away from our traditional oak matured Scotch. My bottle of the Hibiki 17 has certainly gone over well with newcomers and experienced scotch drinkers alike in my tastings. Further, deliberate or undeliberate manipulation of information on the Service (such as ratings), any activity with the intent to influence such information, value or reviews on products (e.

If any provision of these Terms is held invalid, the remainder of the Terms shall continue in full force and effect. Taste: Well it's smooth, no burn, which when I first tasted it, blew away every conception and prejudice I had against whisky. Fans were were shocked this year when Suntory announced that they would be discontinuing the highly acclaimed bottle.Finish is reasonably long, more fruit, some bolied sweets and bonfire toffee and has the barest, barest whispering of smoke. This expression was created by the House of Suntory using a variety of single malt and grain whiskies from their distilleries, all of which had been matured for a minimum of 17 years.

One of the most balanced, interesting blends you will every drunk and one of the best blends in the world right now. g. purchase, investment) whatsoever based on the Service you should consider obtaining third party professional/expert advice on the matter, and you should consider whether such the decision is suitable and feasible with respect to (inter alia) your financial status and situation, your particular knowledge/experience on the matter (e. Suntory Distillery's legacy extends beyond whisky-making; it has become a cultural icon, a testament to the intersection of precision, innovation, and artistic expression. Kanzen" or complete, Hibiki Whisky is a harmonious blend of innumerous malt and grain whiskies which are meticulously blended to create a full orchestra of flavors and aromas. It's not mind blowing but it's got several flavour complexes going on which all complement each other nicely.

I wish I'd brought 3 or 4 bottles (I could sell 1 bottle and pay for the other 3 and still make a profit). Please read our Privacy Statement for more information on our use and processing of your personal information. The Service and your account are for your personal use only and may not be shared with any third parties. The aging process of 17 years imparts a depth of flavor and complexity that appeals to connoisseurs, making it a highly desirable whisky.

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