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Overall rating
89.64/100
votes
178
Category
Blend
Bottler
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4901777040427
Added on
24 Sep 2011 5:03 am

Average value

€ 775,08

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Whisky Reviews for Hibiki 21-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.64 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    A great whisky indeed - it's just a bit too sweet and smooth for my taste - thus is probably not my favorite but still great
    • Nose
      Sweet oak and vanilla, rich, intensive, also fruity like citrus fruits, tropical fruits, passion fruits, ripe bananas, pineapples
    • Taste
      Very oily, liquorice, mellow and thick, nice fruity notes with rich vanilla and oak aromas, nice sweetness, after a while also some nutty and cinnamon notes come up
    • Finish
      Long and smooth, still having some citrusy and vanilla

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    That's a damn tasty blend. Probably the tastiest I have tasted so far. He's fun.

    However, you have to pay heavily. The current price is lifted without question. Since you get a few 20-30 years old, beautifully matured Bourbon keg whiskeys, with which you can also have a lot of joy.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring, surprisingly, some glue. So let it stand for a few minutes. After a few minutes my nose reminds me of an old bourbon barrel of whiskey. A real fruit basket. A mixture of yellow fruits and tropical fruits. Quince, yellow gooseberry, lychee, papaya, etc. In addition, an aromatic note, which I ascribe to the oak. I'll say furniture polish.
    • Taste
      Full, intense and sweet in the mouth. Some cotton candy. Birch sap. Then again the full droning fruits. Date, tangerine, mango, pineapple. This aromatic note comes again. Floor wax and shoe wax. Then a little orange with cloves. It is getting drier.
    • Finish
      The oak flavor is spreading. Dark chocolate with orange pieces. Dry wood. Pear dish.

  3. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Sweet fruits, dates, old leather, chocolate, christmas cake, furniture polish, coffee, vanilla, oak cask, mown hay, cream and apples notes on nose.

    Chocolate, spices, dried fruits, oak cask, light creosote, apples notes on palate.

    Spices, vanilla, oak cask, apples, green tea, chocolate notes on long finish.

  4. ovanpuyvelde did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 415€ at Whisky Auction (September 2017).

  5. dram_on scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    If this bottle came in at 46%, I'd give a few more points ...

  6. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

    N: Soft-rich fruits (blood orange, frangipane-cherry, marmalade, orange blossom, wild strawberries, raspberry leaf tea wrapped in plasticine, fusty peppery dunnage, yes! Like a genie of the lamp, i seem to get exactly whatever I ask for.
    T: Woody-fruity-sugary with thick-deep bitter putty - the oak has a bite, soft yes but a bite nevertheless.
    F: Not a long finish.
    C: Another case of the 1,2 & 3’s - nose>palate>finish.Scores B[-] points overall [nose A,..]

  7. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    So far probably. One of the 1-3 best Japanese I ever had, wow!
    • Nose
      Fermented fruits, mushy strawberry, baked apple, honey, pear and vanilla, very fragrant as one is used to from Japan and Hibiki in particular, one could give it time forever
    • Taste
      All fruits from above again, apple, pear, sour berries, elegant cedar and licorice, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, dried fruit, very full-bodied for the%, wow!
    • Finish
      Long, ginger, apple peel, dried fruit

  8. Toffie76 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Gouted at the end of the session, too dense to be fully appreciated with taste buds very tired ... it makes you want to come back. Monstrously accurate, floral and over-fruity!

  9. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Extremely melted, bubble gum, oaky, mint: captivating. In the mouth, very creamy and supple in addition to being connected with the nose. Super class. Velvet finish!

    Enthusiasm 5/5

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N- Sticky honey with floral and vanilla custard. Ultra pleasant and
    soothing, but lack of identity, a dram everyone would enjoy, but not
    remembering it the day after.

    P- Instant tips of sweet on a seasonal wood, tabacco, dry with alluring pear drops. Some mints. F- Medium-long, broad with finesse and not aggressive, balance with
    peppery emerge. Nice blend but austere. Would be excellent at her
    actual value, which is 4 times lesser than what she worth now.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

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