Hibiki 21 Year Old 100th Anniversary Limited Edition:
The limited edition Hibiki 21 Year Old is a marriage of malt and grain whiskies, with rare mizunara oak placed at the forefront, which is said to have ‘profoundly influenced the blend’ while still maintaining Hibiki’s character and essence.
Chief blender of Suntory, Shinji Fukuyo, noted that the team took on the challenge of crafting a new blend with “meticulous precision” to celebrate the milestone.
“We managed to harness the challenging-yet-rewarding characteristics of Japanese mizunara oak to accentuate the unique flavour profile for which our Hibiki whiskies are known,” he said. “This special whisky showcases our continued dedication to craftsmanship at the House of Suntory.”
Color : Tender gold
Nose : Refined and elegant with top notes of kumquat and jasmine, and a hint of soothing Japanese incense
Palate : Subtly sweet floral flavor and parfum as the harmony elongates to introduce spiced Japanese sandalwood and agarwood notes
Finish : Long and deep with undernotes of spiced Mizunara woodiness