Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Stated Age
30 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Jan 2012 11:20 pm

Average value

€ 6915.00

87 × in wishlist

103 × member ratings

198 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki 30-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.65 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. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    15ml / ¥3700 @ Yamazaki Distillery.

    Appearance: Medium to deep amber-bronze.

    Nose: Mizunara incense spice, honey, old wet oak, vanilla, oxidation, citrus, sandalwood.

    Palate: Oak, spice, vanilla, sandalwood.

    Finish: Bitter and oaky, spicy, honey, stone fruits: peaches and apricot.

    Overall: A fabulous mizunara-led very old blend. Simply wonderful, with the age shining through.

  4. Herrmo scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    It was only one glass but the whiskey burned my tongue, my roof of my mouth, my whole mouth for days! What a taste experience. Mouth-filling and rich, perfectly balanced whisky. Dark sweetness and pleasant woodiness, spicy, some marzipan and orange marmalade, mint, light fig sweetness, amazingly sweet, full palate, long, long, long. The best, but unfortunately only one glass

  5. rabbitnose scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    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

  6. obst scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  7. JeanChan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

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

  9. Seanzhang scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  10. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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


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