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Overall rating
86.08/100
votes
53
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

Average value

€ 611,60

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki 17-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.08 points

  1. namnug scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Taste
    • Nose
      Floral with hints of fresh fruits, plumes
    • Taste
      Thin body, smooth, dry. With intense fruity sweetness. Hints of ginger spice.
    • Finish
      Coats moth with long-lasting fruity finishing

  2. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Whiskytempel scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. pelle86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very soft, balanced blend with a lot to discover. Fruity in the aroma, a lot of vanilla, very complex, a work of art ...

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  8. p4blo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A classic that does not disappoint.
    • 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.

  9. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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