Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Stated Age
12 years old
Plum Liqueur Barrels
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
響 / New label ('12' on the left side of the label)
Added on
31 Aug 2015 2:43 pm by Tallyortoby

Average value

€ 612.64

52 × in wishlist

194 × member ratings

1304 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki 12-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.58 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Nice whiskey, which one does not notice the blend, for 40-50 € one could strike there, but current fancy prices -> completely gaga.
    • Nose
      Sweet, light acidity, first reminds a bit of mead, spices - cinnamon, cloves, ginger, goes in the direction of pumpkin compote ... with time less sweetness, but drier, woodier
    • Taste
      No acidity in the taste, but sweet and spicy, cloves are still there, honey, a bit fruity (between orange marmalade and peach compote), some pepper, nutty, goes already in the direction of bitter-walnut, has quite power and fullness
    • Finish
      medium long, warm and spicy, some orange and nougat also stick to the tongue

  2. nachko.kyuranov scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  4. matfrl scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. tommy12 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    light color, pleasant fruity scent, oh unexpected slightly unpleasant smoky taste and light sweetness, light body, long to medium-long finish. The whiskey is completely overrated in my opinion and tastes only very below average.

  6. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Restrained, elegant. Spring flowers, orange blossom, a trail of peach. Behind them are pears and yellow cherries. Lakeside, reeds. Champagne truffles.
    • Taste
      Lilac, lemons, honey, some caramel pudding. White chocolate, latte, a hint of root beer.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a really good whiskey, which probably has been worth its issue price just once (you will find historical around 60 euros).
    • Nose
      very sweet, gentle, a spicy oak note, not unlike a high quality blend. Vanilla and nice fruit notes. Very round, it does not hurt anyone.
    • Taste
      beautiful approach, just right, very sweet at the beginning, almost syrupy, but then a bitter sweet mix of fruit notes, slightly sour flavors and spicy oak notes.
    • Finish
      bitter-sweet, fruit and oak a little bit adorned orange peel, the oak remains, but unfortunately not very long.

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Blossoming ripe plum greets with pickle ginger, oriental. Underlay
    cinnamon and dried peels, lightly heated and pungent from spices. Palate:- Vibrant and generous on flavour. Nutty oil, walnut creaminess,
    good weight on palate. Fragrant wood interplay with stewed fruit

    Finish:- Medium length. Prickly on palate, very smooth and soft at the back. Mesmerizing and well blended.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Egge scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      A flower meadow. Then ripe, sweet plum. Apple pie and a little nougat.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly bitter, a little sherry. Warm and soft - cloves, a little pepper and oak. Fine citrus notes.
    • Finish
      Spices and apple peels, cereals and a little orange. Overall, pretty long and smooth. In the end, a little wine gum will hang, mixed with orange.


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