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Suntory Hibiki 12 Year Old

nice blend from far-east

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kReview by @kojun

18th Apr 2014

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Ok so this will be my first public review ever. Until now I mostly just took some notes for myself. So don’t be too critical :) After I already had the “Nikka from the Barrel” which is a wonderful Japanese blend, I decided to explore some more Japanese whisky, starting with the Hibiki 12. It’s also a blend whisky, containing (iirc) mostly Hakushu and Yamazaki Single Malt (among others), blended with various grain whiskys. Nose starts off with a nice fruity and sweet aroma. Ripe fruits like oranges and plums with brown sugar and some light honey notes wrapped in a good amount of oak. Definitely some sherry in here. All nicely embedded into a supersoft grain note First thing on the palate is some oak with nice sweet dark fruits.More and more spices coming through with some orange peel.All fading to a wonderful finish of oak,a little bit of tannins and a spicy-sweet taste that lasts for minutes. The grain in here cant hide, but it doesn’t even need to. The grain contributes a lot to the softness of the Hibiki, without making it “one-dimensional”. All in all it’s a very very good, smooth,nice drinkable yet complex whisky that I can only recommend to try. Thanks for reading

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kojun commented

Sorry for the wall of text,seems like i cant edit it anymore :(

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GotOak91 commented

Welcome! A great drop for your first review

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