Hibiki 12 Years Old – Suntory Whisky 43%



Category: Blended Malt whisky from Japan, Scotland
Distillery: Hibiki
Bottling serie: 12 Years Old Release
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Bottler: Suntory Whisky (SWh)
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Age: 12 Years Old
Bottled in: 2018 (Estimated)
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Strength: 43%
Size: 700 ml (70 cl)
Total produced bottles: Approx. 8000 bottles have been made worldwide
Bottle code: 04JJ5
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Barcode: 4 901777 194380
Included original case: Yes, included the original case and paper
Condition: The bottle and case are in nearly perfect condition
Good investment: Yes, and drinkable!
Expert rating: 86/100
Extra information: The 12 YO Hibiki become very rare these days! A very good investment!


Hibiki 12 Years Old – Suntory Whisky 43%

Unveiling the Hibiki 12 Years Old by Suntory, a whisky that stands as a testament to the time-honored traditions and meticulous craftsmanship that define Japanese whisky excellence. This expression, with its 43% alcohol content, takes enthusiasts on a profound journey through a symphony of flavors, encapsulating the essence of Suntory’s heritage and dedication to the art of blending.

The presentation of Hibiki 12 is an artful homage to Japanese culture. The bottle, with its 24 facets representing the 24 seasons of the lunar calendar, symbolizes a deep connection to nature and the passing of time. Within, the amber elixir has matured for a noteworthy 12 years, drawing rich and diverse influences from American oak, Mizunara oak, and sherry casks.

Delve into the intricate layers of Hibiki 12 as you explore its aromatic nuances. The nose is a delicate fusion of floral tones, citrusy orange peel, and the distinctive spiciness imparted by Mizunara oak. Upon the palate, a symphony unfolds, offering a harmonious blend of honeyed sweetness, dried fruits, and a subtle whisper of smokiness, revealing the careful orchestration of flavors that defines Suntory’s artistry.

What sets Hibiki 12 apart is not just its age statement but its accessibility. Positioned as a bridge between entry-level expressions and the rarer, older releases, Hibiki 12 beckons both seasoned aficionados and newcomers to explore the rich landscape of Japanese whisky. It serves as an ideal introduction to the sophistication that Suntory consistently delivers.

In conclusion

This is more than a whisky; it’s a journey through time, tradition, and taste. Its distinctive profile, coupled with the age statement, encapsulates the essence of Suntory’s legacy. For those seeking not just a drink but an immersive experience into the heart of Japanese whisky heritage, Hibiki 12 stands as an invitation to savor the symphony of flavors meticulously composed by Suntory’s master blenders.


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