Whisky Review: Hibiki 響 21 Years Old 花鳥風月 Special Edition

Style: Delicate and Complex Nose: Delicate red plums, sweet with a dab of sourness, maple syrup bacon, nicely accompanied by semi-dry vanilla painted cereal notes. Light breeze of green sappy pine, sugar cane then we have round apricots and peaches at the core. Almond flakes fade, brown sugar emerges towards to the end. All the…

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Dram Review: Hibiki Mellow Harmony

[43.0%・NAS・Bottled in 2013・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: A sweet raisin nose initially, it’s indeed very mellow, mildly winey.  Sweet plums with a soft hint of vanilla and smoke. Very Hibiki-esque, a harmony of fresh, clean and smooth vibes. Palate & Finish: A vanilla driven palate with a hint of salt with the juicy plum fruitiness coming…

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Bang for your buck: Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master’s Select

[43.0%・NAS・Bottled Circa. 2015-2016・Limited Release] Seemingly half our conversations these days with our malt friends revolve around how whiskies are just getting so expensive these days and so this is something we are giving a trial here (Cheers to Hodinkee for the inspiration); giving our picks of what we think are “bargains”, if there is one such things these…

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Dram Review: Hibiki 21 Years Old

[43.0%・21 Years Old・Bottled Circa. 2013-2015・Hibiki Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: A full but tender sandalwood and incense nose. Coconut and vanilla making a wonderful entry with an underlying plum sweetness. Grain spices appearing, the smoke is delicate with a lingering soft cocoa note. The fragrant note with a hint of pepper come through after some time. Fresh…

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Dram Review: Hibiki 30 Years Old Bottle No. 39894

[43.0・30 Years Old・Hibiki Bottling・Limited Release]   Nose: Syrup glazed walnuts and poached peach on the nose, the smoke is ancient and regal. Also present are soft black pepper and tender plum like fragrance.
 Let it breathe and the rich toffee comes out along with delicate wood and some corn oil with just a couple drops of…

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