Hibiki 17 Year Old Japanese Whiskey
Regular price $749.98
Editors Choice - Whiskey Magazine
Hibiki 17 year old is a superb whisky from Suntory. The nose is full of honey, resin and oak with hints of cooked fruit and a nutty note. On the palate it is sweet and rich with white plum, white raisin and custard with a little zest and plenty of oak and a long finish with notes of oak and cocoa and sherried citrus peels.
Wine & Spirits Magazine
There is a perception that Japanese whisky is merely reengineered Scotch, but the truth is that Japanese whisky distillers are now forging their own path. Hibiki’s 17-Year is a terrific example: Blended from Suntory’s Yamazaki and Hakashu distilleries’ stocks, along with grain distillate from its Chita distillery, and aged in a combination of American and Japanese oak barrels as well as Sherry butts, it’s remarkably elegant. Don't let the whisky’spale color trick you—it packs a ton of flavor, from pear and apple to mint and caramelized bananas, with an herbal pine-rosemary edge. (12/2014) LB