Suntory’s excellent Hibiki 12 Year Old blended Japanese whisky, including malts from Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries. On the nose is a juicy marmalade with real chunks of orange, cooked apples dusted with cinnamon, thick honey and plum wine. The palate is crushed almonds, stewed fruits, clove-studded oranges. Sherried malt and a subtle core of oak. The whisky finishes bright and flavoursome with crisp apple and citrus.
In 1923, Shinjiro Torii envisioned a whisky filled with the essence of Japanese nature and hand-crafted by artisans through a patient process of enhancing the work of nature. He dreamt of creating subtle, refined, yet complex whisky that would suit the delicate palate of the Japanese and enhance their dining experience. Though initially inspired by traditional Scottish whisky, Torii envisioned a Japanese approach by choosing a terrain and climate completely different from those of Scotland. Torii chose the region of Yamazaki, on the outskirts of Kyoto as the birthplace of Japanese whisky.
The Finer Details Style – Japanese Whisky Country – Japan Bottle Size – 500ml ABV – 43%