Bronze amber in color, Suntory Hibiki 21 Year Old is amazingly balanced and tenderly unfolding a calm essence of sandalwood, honeycomb, caramelized nuts, ripe banana and rich sherry spice. The rich and complex palate offers notes of cooked fruit, dried apricot, dark cherry, caramel, spice and Mizunara. Hints of incense and smoke lingers through the long, structured finish.
HIBIKI 21 IS COMPRISED OF SINGLE MALTS FROM THE HAKUSHU AND YAMAZAKI DISTILLERIES THAT ARE AGED IN A TRIO OF AMERICAN (EX-BOURBON), EUROPEAN (EX-SHERRY) AND JAPANESE (MIZUNARA) OAK BARRELS. EACH COMPONENT MALT IS AGED FOR AT LEAST TWENTY ONE YEARS BEFORE BLENDING TO CREATE THIS COMPLEX AND LOVELY WHISKY.
HIBIKI 21 FEATURES A RANGE OF SUNTORY’S MOST FAMOUS DISTILLERIES. COMBINED TO CREATE THE PERFECT JAPANESE BLENDED WHISKY.
NOSE: SWEET WITH RICH SHERRY, CARAMEL OR TREACLE, LOTS OF FRUIT; BLACKCURRANTS, LEMON, PEARS WITH VANILLA.
PALATE: SWEET CARAMEL, TOUCH OF SMOKE & OAK AND SPICE.
FINISH: LONG, WITH JUST A TOUCH OF SMOKE.
The legendary Hibiki represents true harmony. The ideal of perfection, the paragon of 'The Art of Japanese Whisky' and its artisans. Hibiki means resonance in Japanese. It speaks to the soul and emotions of the most discerning whisky lover. Hibiki resonates from nature and all the subtleties found from the twenty-four seasons of the old Japanese lunar calendar. Numerous pure single malt whiskies aged in a variety of cask types, including Mizunara, a very rare Japanese oak, all combine to create a full orchestra of flavors and aromas.