Hibiki is a blended whisky brand from Suntory comprised of grain whisky from their Chita distillery and malt whisky from their Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries. It will include wine-cask aged whiskies and bares no-age statement.
Launching on 4 September 2018, the use of wine cask-aged whiskies gives the expression a “round, sweet, yet deep profile”.
Bottled at 43% abv, the average age of the component whiskies is around 15 years old.
It will include wine-cask aged whiskies and bares no-age statement. This release is expected to be limited to Japan
beginning September 2018.
Nose: Thick vanilla pudding, ripe dates, and plenty of dry woodiness. Pineapple and peach cobbler later on.
Palate: Definitely a hearty oak base here, yet it manages to simultaneously remain quite light on the tongue. Sweet wine starts to peek through along with a bit of vanilla towards the end.
Finish: A young, tingling spiciness takes us through more of that forest, but mizunara obviously has another appointment, since it all drops off a tad too quickly if you ask me. Very dry and leaves me reaching for my chaser.