Hibiki 12 Year Old Japanese Blended Whisky

Suntory are one of the founding fathers of Japanese whisky, established by Shinjirō Torii in 1899 as a wine store in Osaka. The distillery produced both malt and grain whiskies which the company blended together, releasing its first Suntory White Label in 1929, the resulting popularity of which saw the firm renamed after it 1963. Expansion in the next decade saw the company move its grain production to a new Chita distillery in 1972, and open a second malt distillery, Hakushu, the following year. Suntory today has a large stake in both the bourbon and Scotch whisky industry, but remains at the forefront of its native whisky market too.

The 12 year old Hibiki was introduced to the range in 2009, but was discontinued in favour of a new non-age statement Japanese Harmony as the entry level product in 2015.

    Nose:    Honey, caramel, hint of cinnamon, orange, plums, red apple, marmalade, malted barley.

    Taste:    Caramel, honey, red apple, plums, marmalade, raisins and glue.

    Finish:    Medium to long, oily, honey, marmalade, plums, red apple and caramel.


Note: Product has come from a private collection, minor markings are inevitable and collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.