17 Years Old

ABV 43%
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Brand: Hibiki
Expression: 17 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Blended
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 64
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Ripe soft and pillow like with hints of smoke and toasty wood. Citrus leaf, cocoa, cooked apricot, ripe banana, hazelnut giving a crunch.
Palate: Toffee sweetness stretches along the palate. Very clean and clear. Sweet with sultana and cherry.
Finish: Long and silky.
Comment: Relaxed and laid back. This is excellent blending.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Beeswax, polished floor, church bench, candle wax. A tar hint in the back. When aerated, opens up on citrussy notes and barley sugar before a wave of vanilla brings in a sweet brine.
Palate: Smooth, mellow. Velvety. Oak and citrus fruit are intertwined in an elegant two step dance.
Finish: Medium, smooth, hardening up on a more assertive oaky note. Touch of bitter chocolate.
Comment: An elegant and satisfying dram. Well educated, in good quality casks for sure.
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