Hibiki 21 Year Old

Hibiki 21 Year Old

Distillery Hibiki
Age 21 Year Old
Whisky Origin Japan
Region Japan
ABV 43%
Bottle Size 70cl

Hibiki 21 Year Old

Hibiki 21-Year-Old. The name Hibiki means “resonance” in Japanese. Suntory Whisky Hibiki resonates with the subtleties of nature infused by the 24 seasons of Japan’s traditional calendar and is reflected in the 24 facets of its bottle design. Suntory Whisky Hibiki is a harmonious blend, blessed with the riches of Japanese nature and craftsmanship. This whisky is full of dried fruit, orange peel, strawberry jam, and baked apple from start to finish. Smooth, subtle, and fairly short.” We agree and we are sure you will, too!

Hibiki was launched in 1989 to commemorate Suntory’s 90th anniversary and has ever since been embraced as the paragon of The Art of Japanese Whisky, the very product of Japanese nature and her people. Hibiki Whisky is not only Japan’s most highly awarded blended whisky but also among the most prestigious and honored whiskies in the world. Hibiki 21 is becoming more difficult to find, due to the stock shortage at Suntory’s warehouse of aged whisky.

The Hibiki 21-year-old lies in the middle of Suntory’s Hibiki line, between the Hibiki 17-year-old and Hibiki 30-year-old releases. When blending the whisky the goal is to find harmony or a delicate balance. This pursuit leads the master blender to choose the best combination of whiskies from across Suntory’s notable distilleries. This has taken centuries to perfect, but the result is a truly world-class bottle.

Tasting Notes

Hibiki 21 features a range of Suntory’s most famous distilleries. Combined to create the perfect Japanese blended whisky.

Nose: Sweet with rich sherry, caramel or treacle, lots of fruit; blackcurrants, lemon, pears with vanilla.

Palate: Sweet caramel, a touch of smoke & oak, and spice.

Finish: Long, with just a touch of smoke.

Recent Hibiki 21 Year Awards:

Hibiki 21 has consistently been awarded the World’s best-blended whisky again took home that award in 2017, as well as Supreme Champion Spirit at the ISC ’17.

  • World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2019)
  • Trophy (International Spirits Challenge, 2013-2016, 2018)
  • Supreme Champion Spirit (International Spirits Challenge 2017)
  • World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2017)
  • World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2016)
  • World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2013)
  • Gold Medal (International Spirits Challenge, 2012)
  • World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2011)
  • World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2010)
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