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Overall rating
91.79/100
votes
89
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

€ 5327.04

74 × in wishlist

89 × member ratings

177 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki 30-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.79 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. A0525 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    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.

  5. 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..

  6. namnug scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    偕口感依然。Not as good as the Hibiki 21 in my opinion, not as complex
    • Nose
      Sweet fruits and honey. Hints of banana
    • Taste
      Smooth and thin. Very Intense fruitiness. Lots of ginger spice
    • Finish
      Long-lasting fruitiness

  7. maltaholic scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I'm blown away...
    • Nose
      He smells different than expected. No intense sherry nose. Rather flowery, light, spicy. Flower meadow, gummi bears, forest honey.
    • Taste
      Oh, the taste cuts me off the socks. It's hard to describe - a candy cane covered with spices. It's easy to get vanilla, not sherry. Rather light wood.
    • Finish
      Super complex, which can not be analyzed in a short time. Drinks very well.

  9. RL_whisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Nail polish, liquorice, fine oak frangrant, certainly sweet with
    cinnamon sugar and ripe cherry. Oily pastry, ripe plum tart.

    P- Wood soaked plum juice, liquorice, chocolate, soft hay. Velvet.

    F- Medium-long, silky mature, lasting oily wood coating. Balanced of spices.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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