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Suntory Special Reserve Whisky

Overall rating
83.50/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB101456
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Suntory Limited
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
24 sep 2017 5:09 pm by Zera

Average value

€ 268.79

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2 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Suntory Special Reserve Whisky

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.50 points

  1. springtank scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The smell is single and the taste is mild. It will be better for highball. The ending rhyme is quite short, I have drank two bottles, but will not repurchase again.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    As for as I can tell, this is a bottle from 1990-96. Bought for ¥1600 at auction, plus shipping.

    Appearance: Somewhat pale orange-amber. A touch paler than the present version.

    Nose: Spicy, woodsy, menthol, citrus, very much Hakushu-led. Light wood spice notes. Fresh, floral, honey and oak.

    Palate: Honey, vanilla, caramel, spices. Ginger, oak, biscuits, light stone fruit. Tiny bit of smoke. Seems high in malt.

    Finish: Oak, spices, lingering vanilla and honey.

    With Water: Smoother, silkier, sweeter, less oak and spice. More tamed but less interesting.

    Overall: Full, rich body, high malt content, nice age, and very spicy. A complex blend that crushes the present-day Reserve, and is probably near as good as Hibiki Harmony.

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