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Hibiki 21 Year Old

(70cl, 43%)

Hibiki 21 Year Old

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Hibiki 21 Year Old Bottling Note

Hibiki 21 was named World's Best Blended Whisky at the 2013 World Whiskies Awards and was awarded 96 points in Jim Murray's 2014 Whisky Bible. Dr. Whisky says it's 'Unbelievably balanced, and dangerously drinkable'. So basically, it's pretty good stuff!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Sweet, caramalised nuts, some lemon acidity, blackcurrants and pears with vanilla, dark toffee and rich sherry spice.

Palate: Oak, dark cherry and sweet caramel notes, buttery with a wisp of smoke and some wood spice.

Finish: Long, with a hint of smoke.

Overall: A fantastic Japanese whisky.

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Hibiki 21 Year Old Reviews

Delicious, hands down my favorite blend by a long shot

Absolutely incredible stuff, a big step up from the already excellent 17yo, it's hard to describe just how balanced and delicious this whisky is. The nose is sweet, nutty, with vanilla, toffee and some sherry. The mouthfeel is so smooth, and there's a beautiful mix of fruity sweetness, caramel, oak and just a hint of smoke on the palate, all balanced in perfect proportion. A nice long, oaky finish that stays with you for a good while. I've tried other blends including the much touted JW Blue, but honestly there is no contest between it and Hibiki 21, and that's no exaggeration. Every bit as good as its reputation, and well worth trying if you every find yourself with the opportunity to do so. Unfortunately this is nearly impossible to find in a liquor store these days, and if you do find it it will be at a substantial (>$500 USD) markup, but if you see it at a bar and have $100 to burn, treat yourself to a glass, you won't be disappointed.

15th March 2018

Perfection.

Tried this and the 30 yo at the Yamazaki Distillery in Japan, and knew I had to own a bottle. Low and behold KIX airport duty free. Best blended by a longshot.

14th November 2017

Get it while you can ...

I just ordered a bottle at $430. My colleague in Japan said that older malts are becoming scarce, and Suntory is moving from 10 year and 12 year to very young bottlings.

28th June 2017

simply unreal

something so fascinating has to be tried! looking for a bottle of my own at this moment! found 1 so far but it is over $400

24th November 2016

Marvelous

It really bloomed and opened up once some air hit it. Smooth and complex. Toffee almond prune raisin. Rich but balanced. Nice stuff. I like it better than the 17. And I paid twice as much !!! At the above price its a steal but you will never find it at that price again. Buy it anyway. Nice addition to any Japanese whisky collection.

8th July 2016

The Goods

Lives up to all the hype. I way over paid because I had to see what all the fuss was. Not as complex as I was hoping but the best blended whisky I've had. Like it better than Ballantines. Great nose. Long finish. Suntory got it right. If you can get this for less than $300 it's a steal. All Suntory is overpriced but this stuff stands up to the best.

18th June 2016

Amazing but insanely hard to find

Had it once . Best 21 yo out there by far. Only problem is getting a hold of it. Hibiki of any variant is insanely hard to get ahold of. Still got my bottle of 12, and harmony but I'd really love to get my hands on another one of these. It blows everything else out of the water. I'd love to know when yall will have another shipment

13th June 2016

WWWWOOOWWW!

To get completely consistent reviews like this... is amazing... and my one tastes proves them right.

Exactly JW Blue is PISS! Would not waste a penny on that crap.

12th May 2016

Caramel delight

A splash of water and a little time in the glass really intensified the caramel flavour. Quite an amazing whisky.

12th February 2016

Amazing

Had this in a whiskey bar in Japan. Drank it back to back with a JW Blue and made the blue taste like piss! It was ridiculous. I saw there is a 30 year available above this... I'm worried by head would explode from ecstasy from drinking that if the 21 is already soooo ridiculously good.

3rd December 2015

Genius

10 / 10

28th November 2015

ÓWK

I tried it at Yamazaki distillery, its a masterpiece!

13th November 2015

Sublime

An absolute joy.It's a pity that it is so rare nowadays.

26th August 2014

Without doubt in a class all it's own, 'Sublime'

Rarely found now, even in Japan, this whisky redefines all preconceptions of how a blended whisky compares with the finest Single Malts. Have enjoyed Scotch across the spectrum for over 40 years, from common to legendary, and I tell you fellow single malt and blended lovers, this is it! It's a shocking 49 pounds UK for a double in the higher end bars in Tokyo, but worth it if you have never tried it, trust me. I secured a 700 ml for 125 pounds UK at the renown Hasegawa, whilst here on vacation and consider myself extremely lucky to add this to my collection. If you have the opportunity to have a dram or two, don't hesitate to try it; it will 'Rock your world!'

25th May 2014

A Very Fine Drink Indeed..

I'm a single malt man, have been my whole life...though I have enjoyed a few quality blended Scotches like Top End Chivas/Dimple in my time, I never thought I would try anything around this price that matches the quality and taste of my Favorite Single Malts - Glenfiddich 21 Gran Reserva and Glenfarclas 25. But this was something special, its nearly too smooth with the most delightful finish on the palate, Buttery with subtle oakey smoke hints, it has this perfectly sweet initial toffee/caramel flavor when it first touches your lips and the lasting taste that is everything i want in a fine Scotch. My favorite drink is now Hibiki 21 Year Old blended scotch, after 15 years of enjoying single malts, this one drink changed my opinion forever. It's that good.

3rd May 2014

Well done Suntory

This bottle is the best whisky I have ever tasted / Jay Techahusdin

9th March 2014

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