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Suntory Whisky Hibiki 17 Year Old 70cl

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Pepper mellows to something vaguely reminiscent of radish while sherry dissipates, some citrus comes on too. Bitterness, whilst tolerable, is not beneficial and tends to be overly prominent during tasting and finishing. This expression was created by the House of Suntory using a variety of single malt and grain whiskies from their distilleries, all of which had been matured for a minimum of 17 years. Hibiki Whisky is not only Japan’s most highly awarded blended whisky, but among the most prestigious and honoured whiskies in the world. Our boxes are made of 100% recyclable cardboard and our protective honeycomb paper wrap keeps your package safe and significantly reduces our need for plastic.

This lot is being sold by either; 1) a non-UK seller or 2) a VAT Registered Business, and is therefore subject to VAT. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch!

The bottle is sold as seen and described, we do not accept liability for the state of the packaging or closure. V. (“Whiskybase”, “we” or “us”, company details below) offers a whisky enthusiasts online platform that provides its members access to the most comprehensive, transparent and trusted resource of whisky bottles and allows and stimulates its members to contribute information about whisky bottles to the platform (“Service”). The distillery takes pride in its commitment to the "Yamazaki Philosophy," which combines the meticulous selection of raw materials, distillation methods, and cask maturation to create a symphony of flavors. Any investment and purchase made, or action(s) taken based upon (information in) the Service may and will involve significant risk (such as, but not limited to loss, total loss).

Hibiki, which means harmony, is a master blend of carefully selected full-bodied malt and grain whiskies. The Service and your account are for your personal use only and may not be shared with any third parties. As the first age-stated Hibiki product, it’s pretty impressive that 17 is the base age (important side note: Japanese whisky laws are notoriously lax around importing and relabeling, but by-and-large the companies otherwise abide in spirit by Scottish laws, meaning a 17-year age statement = the youngest whisky in the blend is at least 17 years old). Please read our Privacy Statement for more information on our use and processing of your personal information.Our packaging is eco-conscious: 100% recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable internal fittings made from recycled materials.

The name Hibiki means “resonance” and reflects the Suntory philosophy to “live in harmony with people and nature”. Inspired by the beauty of Japan's nature, "Kacho Fugetsu" roughly translates to "flower, bird, breeze and lunar.Your continued use of the Service after any such changes or updates take effect will constitute acknowledgement and (as applicable) acceptance of those changes or updates. Unfortunately, as you found out, the palate and finish aren't up to scratch, but hey, another one to tick off the list I guess and on the whole not a bad blend at all. Also, for my palate, increased oxidation usually benefits the whiskies in question, rather than harming them. The bottle (it comes in what looks like an oversized aftershave bottle) is long gone but I decanted the last 50ml and finally decided to drink it last night. For me, the most common pattern is that only very advanced oxidation causes deteriouration of the flavours.

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