Hibiki 17 Year Old Blended Whisky 700ml
Inspired by traditional Scottish whisky, Suntory is known for its unique approach to creating premium, Japanese, cask-aged whisky. This 17 Year Old Hibiki is the embodiment of Suntory’s acclaimed blending sentimentality, harmoniously combining Scottish and Japanese cultural influences; and malt and grain whiskies. Defined by a light, sweet, and somewhat fruity aroma, the 17 Year Old Hibiki Blended Whisky is a masterfully distilled and expertly crafted summer whisky and represents essential drinking for anyone with a passion for the collision of worlds that is Japanese whisky.
Hibiki 17 Year Old Blended Whisky 700ml: About the brand
Apart from Single Malts, Suntory also produces a premium series of blended whiskies under the label ‘Hibiki’ (meaning ‘harmony’), usually containing a high proportion of Single Malt (upwards of 50% according to one of the company’s blenders).
Created in 1989, the Hibiki 17 Years Old whisky is a meticulous blend of over thirty of the finest single malts from Suntory’s two distilleries, Yamazaki and Hakushu, and grain whisky from their Chita distillery, most with an age of well over 17 years matured in Japanese mizunara oak casks at Yamazaki.
Suntory artisans perfect this harmonious blend to create a full symphony of delicate flavours and blossoming aromas while the design of the bottle symbolises the 24 seasons of the Japanese lunar calendar.
Hibiki 17 has been awarded multiple gold awards at the International Spirits Challenge. The judges described it as being “Elegant, sweet and complex.
In 2018, Suntory Whisky announced the Hibiki 17 Years Old would be discontinued making this scarce bottle a rare collector’s item of enchanting value. Obvious collector appeal here, but we’d like to imagine this one being appreciated for what’s inside the bottle.
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Nose: Sweet, caramalised nuts, some lemon acidity, blackcurrants and pears with vanilla, dark toffee and rich sherry spice.
Palate: Oak, dark cherry and sweet caramel notes, buttery with a wisp of smoke and some wood spice.
Finish: Long, with a hint of smoke.
- Type: Japanese Whisky
- Size: 700mL
- Standard Drinks: 23.8
- Alcohol Volume: 43%
- Country: Japan
- Age: 17 Years Old
- Brand Name: Hibiki
- Whisky Style: Blended
- Closure: Stopper
Gold Award (International Spirits Challenge, 2009)
Gold Award (International Spirits Challenge, 2012)
Gold Award (International Spirits Challenge, 2013)
Gold Award (International Spirits Challenge, 2016)