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Overall rating
91.64/100
votes
97
Whiskybase ID
WB28809
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Stated Age
30 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Barcode
4901777043725
Added on
01 Jan 2012 11:20 pm

Average value

€ 5689.85

75 × in wishlist

97 × member ratings

187 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki 30-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.64 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    My opinion the best among Yamazaki 25 and Hakushu 25 (similar price), not much grain inside, very tropical, a little peat adds the complexity.
    • Nose
      Very tropical, mango and papaya, smoked melon, lemon, coconut, rose flowers, extremely creamy, light peatiness.
    • Taste
      Rich and floral, a lot of ripe fruits, mango, papaya oily, also a lot of tannins, melons and light herbs. Elegant but utterly complex.
    • Finish
      Long, banana, red fruits, ripe tropical fruits, fresh not bitter, but a little bit drying

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I've been wanting to try this for a while and finally tried a 30ml sample at a bar in Tokyo. 6500 yen. It's delicious but at the same time quite disappointing for me. Nothing really jumps out, and there was NOT a moment where I just close my eyes and savor. Vastly, vastly overpriced, and overrated.

  3. rabbitnose scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Wow…
    Very strong and outstanding….

    Top amongst 30years… top among low abv with storger characters than cs..
    • Nose
      Cask 52691

      Hint of smoke very strong complex nose yet smooth.
      Cant believe its only 43%

      Fruit honey mango
    • Taste
      Long long sweet spiciness which makes taste long going forever with perfect balance

      Sweet candy with subtle smooke hevay floral fruit
    • Finish
      Thin but long. No bitter
      Slightly sweet enough to cover bitterness or oakiness. Mouth is well coated with very thin oil and tannines

  4. obst scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. JeanChan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

  6. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Attention: Bottle No. 45669 is empty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Seanzhang scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  8. A0525 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Sandalwood, umeshu, subtle wood notes (cypress), dark honey, yellow-fleshed fruits (apricot, peach, plum), floral (heavy flowers in the background), turkish delight, coconut, pomegranate

    Mouth:
    Very oily mouthfeel.A lot of coconut, nougat, umeshu and honey, not too sweet as mocca and dark chocolate set a counterpoint. I also taste rancio, at times the malt is almost armagnac-esk, especially enhanced by the plum notes.

    Finish:
    Medium length, astringent and bitter, espresso and wood.

    Fantastic nose, builds something in the mouth, the finish is a touch too bitter. But complaining at a very high level.
    The bottle 81233 was in contrast to the Yamazaki and Hakushu 25, which had for me miss notes, even half full.
    Tasting in the Yamazaki distillery.

  10. BehindSpace did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottled No 34955 sold empty on ebay. 09.2018

    Its the version with this Label:
    'A harmonious blend of specially aged whiskies'

    Idk which WID to use..

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