Suntory Excellence

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Crystal Decanter
43.0 % Vol.
760 ml
Added on
16 May 2014 3:50 pm by rwc

Average value

€ 291.46

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18 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Suntory Excellence

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.63 points

  1. Max70 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Due to it's age, I left it in a Glencairn glass for 20 minutes and then added some drop of water.
    With this little trick, it has gained a lot in the nose.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Just an hint of smoke, vanilla, flowers and candied fruits
    • Taste
      82 82
      Spices, vanilla and cake. The alcohol is very light also if at 43%, may be for it's age
    • Finish
      83 83
      Herbal and wood mixed with the sweetness of the cake.

  2. Danielwong scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    Remind that this is the whisky to celebrate Suntory 80th anniversary in around 1979-1980 and discontinued at around 1989 when Hibiki born. Thats means each bottle has been filled into the bottle over 30 or even 40 years. From my experiences, you have to let it breath at least over a week or even 2-3 weeks before truly enjoy it.

    From the taste, it is sweet, rich, smooth and long lasting. I believe it contains some very old aged (over 21yo) Yamazaki blended. And in fact you still can feel its gentle as usual as Japanese whisky style.

    For the nose, it is full of floral sweet. It is nice.

    It is a very old vintage whisky for pairing with Japanese food and seafood. I give it 89 marks.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. corbuso scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A good, sweet, fruity and slightly spicy whisky, maybe a malt from Yamazaki?


  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An absolutely wonderful blended malt, not so old school like the others in the tasting program and out of time, great fruity, only the finish can be improved.
    • Nose
      Beautiful pear, heather meadow, teen everywhere, from camomile tea over lavender tea to white, then orange, apricot, caramel and honey, some banana is also present and cotton candy, very, very pleasant as a subtle, quite sweet and fruity perfume with slightly grassy notes
    • Taste
      Birnendrops ahoy, melon, green and chamomile tea, oranges with shell full in the mouth, honey everywhere, toffee extremely flowing down the tongue, candied peach and apricot jellies, white chocolate, licorice to the end
    • Finish
      Licorice, apple and pear with peel, light malt, leaves, grasses, much lighter and slightly bitter-dry, medium-long

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    It is written on the label in Italian that this whiskey is 30 years old and comes from Yamazaki. I still have trouble believing for age. The information does not appear on the game in Japanese.
    The nose is quite charming, the rest does not follow its commitments. My bottle (decanter) may be a bit tired afterwards.
    • Nose
      First of all vinous, on plum and peach. From the OBE. We feel a veil of eucalyptus and wood. It's quite fresh and airy.
      At the price of a moment, we feel anise and the wood is more present.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it is a limit of a fleet. Very vegetal and minty, the aromas do not fight to be noticed
    • Finish
      On the plastic bag? Frankly unpleasant. Fortunately it's short. The aromas of the mouth remain.

  6. aby scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    according to the Italian import label this whisky could be 30 years old (anni trenta).

    The nose and taste are quite dusty, very nice whisky  88p.

    sample available on: whiskysample.nl  (not from a crystal decanter)


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