Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2016 9:42 am by ture

Average value

€ 494.03

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56 × member ratings

397 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.92 points

  1. Gregers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really well crafted blend, smooth and great flavours, a real pleaser.

    Review: https://youtu.be/KPTBqM2oOjY
    • Nose
      87 87
      Ripe red apples, light notes of marzipan, sherry soaked macaroons, coconut, vanilla, toffee, very light tobacco leaf, vanilla sponge cake, almonds, custard. Really nice.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Silky smooth, my only problem with this one is that it's too easy to drink. Light warmth, classic notes with light toffee, barley sugar, light oak. Then a cane sugar sweetness shows up. Second chew is fuller, brings some ripe red apple, very light spearmint, it's very juicy. The faintest hint of smoke or tobacco leaf in the background, which adds a nice balance. Third chew brings more fruits, a bit of coconut, but most of all ripe peach, not too sweet, but fresh peach, and some dried apricot. Super nice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very light smoke, peach, toffee, some barley sugar, tobacco leaf, vanilla, medium long.

  2. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    So in the nose, the Hibiki is bombastic intense. Especially for the 43%. But mainly the sweetie. With a lot of coconut, which I like a lot and rarely find. And in the taste he is like that. Although less extreme. Sweet, yummy, round, with a slightly spicy edge. Really well done. In the range 60-70 € I would possibly go there ... ???? 87 points

  3. LukeFive scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A Dram of a beautiful simplicity without real defect.
    • Nose
      A light, pleasant, fruity nose on banana, pineapple and exotic fruits. It almost looks like a "sweetie".
    • Taste
      In the mouth the fruits are lighter ... we return to the base on malted barley. There is a vanilla cream and honey side very pleasant.
    • Finish
      A very cereal final note on barley, bread and brioche.


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