Overall rating
86.63/100
votes
89
Whiskybase ID
WB62125
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

€ 1041.07

49 × in wishlist

89 × member ratings

470 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Hibiki 17-year-old

17 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.63 points.

  1. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

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  3. whiskydramo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Mangos, red apples, the fruits were quite expressive right in the beginning. Hawthorns, ripe guavas and kumquats came later. A quick wave of coffee cookies, the mangos might have been dried. If you kept sniffing, you'd find green apples, Asian pears and some woody notes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Light fruit juice, mangos, sweet oranges and a few passion fruits. Tasted like diluted fruit jelly at a later stage with apple jam, shredded lemon peel and burnt vanilla.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Tea leaves, burnt vanilla and fruit stems. A bit bitter to start and gradually turned into pear peel.

  4. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. vivani scored this whisky 98 points Member Junior

    Old Hibiki whiskey, barans is good. Whiskey you want to drink every day!

  6. AntTuur scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    This is a very mellow, rounded and easy drinking whisky. Delicate and soft.
    • Nose
      Fruit salad, light, delicate, spices, apricots, umeshu, field of flowers, sweet, meringue, powdered sugar.
    • Taste
      Taste is very balanced and soft, mellow, round, vanilla, malt, oakiness, a mix of white fruits, woody spices.
    • Finish
      Sweet and rounded, spiciness.

  7. Ulcinj scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Bretorianer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  12. 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

  13. pelle86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  14. 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 ...

  15. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  19. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

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