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Suntory Hibiki Blenders Choice Blended Whisky 700ml Bottle

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Hibiki Blender's Choice Blended Whisky
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Hibiki Blender's Choice Blended Whisky 700ml
Hibiki Blender's Choice was probably the most controversial Japanese whisky of 2018. For many, it's yet another manifestation of the sad reality of Japanese whisky these days. To explain the background a bit for those who may have missed the trend, Japan's biggest whisky producers--including Suntory--have been discontinuing age-statement mainstream products and replacing them with non-age-statement (NAS) versions. It's pattern we've seen repeated with many major Japanese single malts, such as Yamazaki and Yoichi. Rumors began to swirl early in 2018 that Hibiki 17 would be the next age-statement Japanese whisky to be discontinued. At the same time, we also heard rumors of the release of a "premium-grade" NAS version of Hibiki, dubbed Blender's Choice. Both of those rumors ended up being true. Seemingly adding salt to the wound, there was never a formal announcement of the release of Hibiki Blender's Choice to the general public. This is because officially, it's still only being sold via Suntory's wholesale/industry channels, and only here in Japan. As a result, while not terribly hard to find in bars in Tokyo, it's not really something you see sitting on store shelves.
Beverage type:
Blended Japanese Whisky
Alcohol Level:
43%
Bottle size:
700ml bottle Single
Product Origin:
Japan
UPC code:
4901777321632
Tastes like:
Apple
Herbs
Wood
Peat
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About the brand
Celebrated worldwide for its immaculate combination of Scottish whisky tradition and precise Japanese craftsmanship, Suntory is the definitive benchmark when it comes to Japanese scotch whisky. Conceived in 1923 by Shinjiro Torii, Suntory was Japan's first malt whisky distillery and has since cultivated a rich history of innovation, and today is revered for its meticulous approach to engineering the finest Western-inspired whiskies in Japan. Whether you prefer the refined, fresh taste of the Hakushu, the complex harmony of the Hibiki, or the delicate maturity of the Yamazaki Single Malts, Suntory is an essential addition to any Japanese Scotch collection.
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Ratings & Reviews (10)
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Wayne Quan
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Posted on Aug 3rd, 2020
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Yves Zhan
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Heaps of ethanol notes fair. Certainly not worth the cost. Pleasant photogenic jug however.
Posted on Aug 3rd, 2020
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Karen Cui
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Sweet. Malty. Hot. Orange. Vanilla. Creamsicle.
Posted on Jul 4th, 2020
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Sheri Houde
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Non maturated taste
Posted on Jul 1st, 2020
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Catherine Cui
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Extremely lovely articulation of Japanese mixing. Obviously superior to Concordance.
Posted on Jun 8th, 2020
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Tasting Notes
Nose
Reasonably sweet, with rich toffee notes and some vanilla. I get a distinctive rice pudding sensation, which is novel. Green apple, pineapple, and peaches. Also those same fruit flavours in Meiji Japanese gummies (the ones made with 100% fruit juice). Canberries and red currants. A dry bark note (woody), which is distinctive. A little rubber and a touch of glue.
Taste
The toffee, creamy rice pudding and green apples from the nose dominate. The cranberries come across more as dried now. Apple and pineapple juice. Wood spice picks up, mainly lighter all spice, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Finish
The woodiness returns immediately on the swallow – not a perfumy Mizunara oak, but a softer and gentler tree bark type. Caramel from the wood picks up too. Dry and astringent overall, keeps you sipping repeatedly. The fresh wine casks come through again, but subtly – reminds me of those Sweet Tarts candies from my childhood.
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