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Overall rating
85.98/100
votes
43
Category
Blend
Bottler
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
"17" printed in black
Added on
07 Dec 2014 1:30 pm by Whisky4all

Member rates

Level Username Rating
Member Senior Wallin84
95
Expert Senior Bretorianer
91
Member Senior PatrickSoM
90
Expert Junior Dottore
90
Expert Senior albert_whom
89
Expert Senior Dyn9erfou
89
Connoisseur maltaholic
89
Expert Senior hawk85
88
Member Senior 1980Svonbi
88
Member Senior Whiskytempel
88
Expert Senior Glenbalvallan
88
Expert Senior pelle86
87
Member Senior niseoka@777
87
Expert Senior mema82
87
Member Senior maltloverinjapan
87
Connoisseur MaltMartin
87
Member Senior vorlo
87
Member Senior snow21
87
Expert Junior parkerkeith
86
Expert Senior Ed Gray
86
Member Senior u-suke
86
Member Senior Jan Francisco
86
Expert Junior akatombo
86
Expert Senior Neptune
86
Member Senior Finfi
86
Member Senior alapabula
85
Expert Senior Psyk0man
85
Member Senior Rosebank88
85
Expert Junior mdvanderheide
85
Expert Junior olivierdelallier
85
Member Senior sebastian_ka
85
Expert Junior tmu
84
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer
84
Expert Senior Armin Fuchs
84
Member Senior Oli_Bunny
84
Expert Senior woxna
84
Expert Senior p4blo
83
Member Senior simon81
83
Member Junior jiorgos
83
Connoisseur lincolnimp
82
Member Junior Oli from Lux
82
Expert Senior FineSpirits_butler1
81
Newbie dan_twice
81

282 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
22
Finish
21
Balance
23

Tastingtags

9 Notes

Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
07 Jun 2017 9:59 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.1
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
75
Presentation
80
Whiskytempel
Member Senior Whiskytempel Review note
25 Apr 2017 3:40 pm
Whiskytempel gave this whisky 88 points

Old bottling of Hibiki 17. More matured and richer taste (more plums) compared to the newer bottlings. There exist a plenty of different bottlings. I still adore the very first Hibiki bottlings (without age statement written on the label) the most, but this 17 is fantastic. If you are unsure about the Hibiki version, check the box. The older ones come in beige, yellow or golden boxes, the new ones all have purple boxes.

Weighted Rate
88.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
86
Body
91
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
90
My Market My Collection
pelle86
Expert Senior pelle86 Review note
06 Mar 2016 5:10 pm
pelle86 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
88
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
80
Price
75
Presentation
90
My Collection
maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
11 Jan 2016 2:33 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 89 points

Sehr weicher, ausgeglichener Blend, bei dem es einiges zu entdecken gibt. Fruchtig im Aroma, viel Vanille, sehr komplex, ein Kunstwerk...

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
27 Dec 2015 10:49 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.2
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
81
Price
70
Presentation
86
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
27 Dec 2015 10:55 am
lincolnimp gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Burnished
Nose
Pale cream sherry, double cream, honeycomb, something nutty?
There is also raisin and faint hints of dark coffee.
Taste
Spicy cherry with some coffee, toffee and hints of blackcurrant.
After a while I get rich treacle tart.
Finish

Not too long but its smooth

Comments
  I like it as its very easy to drink but too expensive for what it is.

p4blo
Expert Senior p4blo Tasting note
23 Jun 2015 9:15 pm
p4blo gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Very floral and fruity, warm, delicate and inviting. Almonds, vanilla, mango, pineapple, pear, soft spices and fresh wood.

Taste

Creamy, rounded and perfectly balanced. Honey, vanilla, delicate wood, a hint of earthiness with mushrooms and wet stones.

Finish

Quite short, on a note of spices and vanilla.

Comments

A classic that does not disappoint.

FineSpirits_butler1
Expert Senior FineSpirits_butler1 Review note
15 Apr 2015 10:38 pm
FineSpirits_butler1 gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
80.5
Nose
81
Initial taste
80
Body
81
Finish
83
Price
75
Presentation
80
Armin Fuchs
Expert Senior Armin Fuchs Review note
02 Apr 2015 12:47 am
Armin Fuchs gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
80
Presentation
82

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