Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Bottling serie
Gold Label
Stated Age
17 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
響/Gold Label
Added on
20 Jun 2017 7:14 pm by whisky_Japan

Average value

€ 924.54

22 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki 17-year-old

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.24 points

  1. Kumachan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Interesting, a hibiki 17 from another time.
    Distillate dating from 1979, version SH-01. Bottled in 1996.

    The dress is much darker than our time, it's interesting to emphasize.

    The nose is dense and deep, carried by sherry, candied and chocolate.
    Menthol and rosemary, the profile becomes vegetal and earthy.
    Some yellow fruits recalling the presence of bourbon, we think of pineapple, yellow peach.

    In the mouth it is also dense.
    Orange and fruits with yellow flesh.
    A little cocoa, lactic and brioche.
    Earth, old wood, some leather and tobacco.
    Menthol and anise, a tad on bitter licorice.

    The finish is moderately long, looking for vegetal and animal notes.

    Sacred difference between this old version and modernism.
    The distilled version post 1995-2000 is very fine, floral, elegant and sweet.

    This version is robust, hard, dense and complex, going on the animal side and rich.
    It's good but too soft, at 48 or 55% it would have been excellent.

    Unfortunately very hard to find at the right price.
    A chance to have a taste.


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