International Whisky - Blended

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Suntory Hibiki 21yr Japanese Whisky

From: Japan Liquor Review Category: Blended International Whisky

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93rd Percentile
This score falls in the 93rd percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2015

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2016

Proof66 Notes

Suntory's Hibiki Japanese Blended whiskies were first launched in 1989 in honor of Suntory's 90th anniversary and is available in a variety of ages. Hibiki 21yr whisky is their oldest, premium expression. They call it "full of grace" and suggest looking for flavor notes of sandalwood and Japanese oak.

Suntory Distilling was founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii beginning with the sale of grape wine. and today carry the tradition of "Yatte Minahare," which they translate as "go for it!" In 2003 they announced a philosophy of corporate citizenship. They operates two distilleries. The first was Yamazaki distillery was constructed in 1924 and produced its first "genuine" whisky in 1929. It today produces the single malt whiskies for Suntory in the style of single malt scotches. Hakushu was built in 1973 "at the foot of Mt Kaikomagatake." It gives its name to the larger Suntory Company, which owns massive operations and several lines of whisky, including the ownership of US bourbon and whiskey maker Beam.

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Vossmeister Vossmeister (53) (2016-06-12)
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