Suntory Hibiki 17 Year Old Japanese Whisky (Yamazaki, Japan)

Suntory Hibiki 17 Year Old Japanese Whisky
(Yamazaki, Japan)

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Distiller Notes:

"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. Seductive, blossoming and enigmatic, Hibiki Whisky celebrates an unrivaled art of blending, fine craftsmanship and a sense of luxury from the House of Suntory.

Hibiki was launched in 1989 to commemorate Suntory’s 90th anniversary, and has ever since been embraced as the paragon of The Art of Japanese Whisky, the very product of Japanese nature and her people. Hibiki Whisky is not only Japan’s most highly awarded blended whisky, but among the most prestigious and honoured whiskies in the world.

Elegant. Poised. Slowly revealing a clear yet complex equilibrium.

A blend of malt from Yamazaki and Hakushu, as well as grain from Chita.

86 Proof

Tasting Notes:


NosePeach, apricot, melon, rose, lily, lemon leaf

PalateToffee, black cherry, vanilla, and Mizunara (Japanese oak)

FinishSweet, fruity, with lychee aftertaste


"A very light and floral nose. Jasmine, hibiscus, some orange and scented candles. Fruit oranges and plums on the palate. Some bees wax. And more plums. I've never picked up plums in a whisky as much as I have with this Hibiki. Finish is reasonably long, more fruit, some bolied sweets and bonfire toffee and has the barest, barest whispering of smoke. A beautifully balanced whisky and still the best Japanese whisky I've ever tasted." -

"Nicely balanced between supple grain notes and dessert-like characteristics on the nose, including sherried nuts, honeycomb, and nougat. The body plays up both sides of this equation nicely. The cereal side is well-aged, mellow, and slightly racy, while the oak-driven side offers deep almond and hazelnut notes and a lightly sweet, whipped cream finish that ties it all together like a nice ice cream sundae. Could be a touch punchier, but overall it’s a great way to end an evening." - Drinkhacker (Grade: A-)

9/10 - Malt Review

"Huge, dense, round and rich nose. Stewed pear, apple pie, acetone, paprika, cinnamon, lemongrass. There’s also the distinct Mizunara influence of jasmine, five spice, and sandalwood incense, which to me is one of the main attractions of Japanese whisky. The palate starts lightly woody, becoming intensely floral at midpalate, with the concentrated flavor of rose petals. This finishes with more spicy Mizunara notes, broadening out into a roasty chocolate-mocha flavor, with some nutty accents of unsalted cashews. Of the four Hibiki age statement bottlings (12, 17, 21 and 30 years old), this 17 most successfully highlights the unique flavor profile of Mizunara oak. Delicious."