The legendary Hibiki represents true harmony. The enigma of perfection, the paragon of the art of whisky and the art of Japan's artisans. Hibiki, meaning resonance in Japanese, speaks to the soul and emotions of the most discerning whisky lover. Hibiki resonates from nature, and all the subtleties found from the twenty four seasons of the old Japanese lunar calendar. Numerous types of pure single malt whiskies ageing in various types of casks, including Mizunara, a very rare Japanese oak, all combine to create a full orchestra of flavors and aromas. Seductive, blossoming and enigmatic, Hibiki celebrates the unrivaled art of blending, fine craftsmanship, and sense of luxury of the House. Bearing the seal of the House of Suntory, this majestic blend is its rightful paragon.
Hibiki was first sold in 1989 to commemorate Suntory 90th anniversary. A masterful blend of malt and grain whiskies from Suntory's three distilleries, this premium blended whisky may be the pinnacle of their portfolio.
The Hibiki 17 Years Old is no exception, with critical acclaim from around the world. Winning gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2005 and best in class at the IWSC 2007, this fantastic blend even won editors choice in the 2005 Whisky Magazine Best of the Best. Dave Broom describes it as "Relaxed and laid back. This is excellent blending."
Nose: Ripe bananas, wafts of vanilla cream and a gentle kick of citrus freshness.
Palate: Toffee bananas, butter cream and vanilla.
Finish: Sweet and velvety with a citrus tang.