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Overall rating
86.35/100
votes
67
Category
Blend
Bottler
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
"17" printed in black
Barcode
4901777025141
Added on
07 Dec 2014 1:21 pm by Whisky4all

Average value

€ 698,85

41 × in wishlist

67 × member ratings

419 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki 17-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.35 points

  1. Tuboo scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A fabulous whisky that used to be worth the hype before it became stupidly expensive on the secondary market. Light, floral, fruity and extremely drinkable. Short on the finish but that really isn't an issue. Is it worth £150 a bottle? yes probably. Is it worth £700 a bottle? Absolutely not.

  2. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Body: Smooth and dense, a little thick and slightly sticky.
    Nose: 87/100
    Palate: 88/100
    Finish: 85/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 87/100
    Overall: Delicate and elegant, the more you drink the more you love it. The expression of "sweet" is gentler, like a juicy orange petal. Compared with straight butter and caramel, this elegant sweetness is transparent and not stuffy. Hibiki 17 yo is like a gentle wind, but it does not lose expression.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The rustling apricot meat, the simmered plum pear, the syrup, the clear honey, and the dried wood sticks. Then came the floral fragrance (Lamei, Jasmine). After a while, a fruity, lightly roasted fig flesh emerged, a bit of citrus, and dried sweet and cranberries.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Soft taste. Sweet orange, sand tangerine, fig flesh with seeds, honey grapefruit juice. Refreshing and comfortable sweetness, like biting juice from Aksu rock candy heart. The finish gives a bit of saltiness, and the fruit is dipped in salt to increase the aftertaste.
    • Finish
      85 85
      In Chinese, Luo Han Guo soaked in water, the sweetness of ginseng fruit, and the sweetness of the wooden block disappeared.

  3. Bretorianer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. 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

  5. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Whiskytempel did not rate this whisky 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

  7. pelle86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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 ...

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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

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