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Hibiki 17-year-old

Overall rating 263 votes 85.15

Tastingtags

26 Notes

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
28 Dec 2016 2:13 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 93 points

Nose:- Has a bit of everything. Orchid fragrant greets you with plum and vanilla, Coated with earthy and interesting very light decay note. Loud and complex but pleasant nature. Adorable.

Palate:- Abundant of cereals at backbone, pleasantly sweet, green and youthful, lusty.

Finish:- Gloriously smooth, lightly hot and gum tickling. Medium to long lasting.

She is always on podium not for no reason, very unique and super blended whisky.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
90.7
Nose
92
Initial taste
95
Body
92
Finish
92
Price
75
Presentation
90
Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
11 Oct 2017 11:28 am
Calmar gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Дыня, манго, засахаренные кумкваты, сухофрукты, изюм, вяленые бананы, сливочные ириски, варёная сгущёнка, ароматная древесина, лимонные и апельсиновые цукаты.

Taste

 Тёплый, маслянистый, мягкая дубовая горечь на сладком фоне, корки лимона и апельсина, имбирь, перец, изюм.

Finish

Мягкое, нежное, специи на кисло-сладком фоне сухофруктов, изюма, цитрусов, к сожалению не очень длительное.

Comments

Прекрасный образец японского виски, цельный качественный продукт, начиная с упаковки и дизайна бутылки; великолепный баланс тёплого сахарно-фруктового аромата и бодрящего вкуса, питкий, мягкий, нескучный, единственный минус - простоватое и короткое послевкусие, в остальном - безупречный бленд, нектар.

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
26 Jun 2017 9:55 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 82 points

https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/mnc-pikka-nikka-outro/

C: The profile is uncannily similar alongside its older [21yo] sibling - what Serge recently described as ‘an obvious parentage’. Personal preference may sway you one way or the other but both the 17 & 21yo are excellent whiskies, though I became disengaged with this one after a while.

Scores a C

Gaija
Expert Junior Gaija Tasting note
05 Apr 2017 6:43 pm
Gaija gave this whisky 79 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

There really is an epitomical floweriness to this dram, might be one of the most flowery I've had. On Hyacinth mostly. And it's true that some unripe green melon touches give it a healthy fruity charm. But on top of all that, the grain is absolutely dominating. Nail polish all over the place, and aeration doesn't ever seem benefical.

Taste

Sadly, things are getting worse. On the nose, the beautiful fruits and flowers coexisted with the nail polish. Here, the latter burries everything. You might even think some cheap white rum had been involved at some point. Way too solventy for my taste.

Finish

Not really better, sadly.

Comments

The nose shows some very unique sides, and you can hear the Hakushu speaking, but the rest is disappointingly solventy and grain-driven. Seeing the comments of others, I think I might have to revisit it at some point, maybe I was just in a bad day ...

I like the 12 better, and yet I wouldn't buy the 12 at its current pricepoint. Neither would I have bought the 17 three years ago at half its current price. So nowadays, no question.

mr.p9
Expert Senior mr.p9 Review note
03 Feb 2017 9:11 am
mr.p9 gave this whisky 84 points

very nice dram if payed the original price of around 60 euros.

Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
84
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
85
Price
70
Presentation
90
wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
26 Jan 2017 8:23 pm

Au nez,bois ,cuir,du sherry très soft,de la crème meringuée,très doux,trop?

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rpvdwel
Expert Senior rpvdwel Review note
02 Aug 2016 9:32 pm
rpvdwel gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.6
Nose
84
Initial taste
84
Body
83
Finish
84
Price
82
Presentation
84
frtiyo
Member Junior frtiyo Review note
24 May 2016 10:46 pm
frtiyo gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.4
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
73
Presentation
89
Bosi
Expert Senior Bosi Tasting note
11 Mar 2016 12:26 am
Bosi gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Schöne frische Aromen von Gras und Aprikose werden abgelöst von dunkleren Noten von Toffee und reifen Kirschen.

Taste

Zuerst schmeckt man eine karamellartige Süße, welche später von exotischen Noten von Pfirsich und Ingwer flankiert werden. Als letztes sticht eine starke Malznote hervor.

Finish

Der Abgang ist lang und trocken mit Spuren von Pfeffer und Vanille

Comments

Ein schön komponierter Whisky, der als gutes Beispiel in die Kategorie japanische Whiskys einführt: Fruchtig, exotisch, mit gewisser Süße und schön abgestimmt.

Mir persönlich ist der Geschmack etwas zu flach und über den Preis muss man ja nicht mehr reden.

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Rom
Expert Junior Rom Note
28 Jun 2015 11:01 am

Nez agréable, léger, fruité (prune). Bouche florale. Légère amertume en finale. Moyen.

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