Hibiki 21 Year Old was, yet again, selected as the best blended whisky in the world at the World Whisky Awards 2017. This comes as no surprise to us at dekantā, as the Hibiki has been awarded every year at the WWA since 2009, and is, in our view, a work of pure genius. The judges described it as being “Elegant, sweet and complex. This whisky is full of dried fruit, orange peel, strawberry jam, and baked apple from start to finish. Smooth, subtle and fairly short.” We agree and we are sure you will, too!
Yamazaki 18 Year Old is an award winning Japanese single malt. Yamazaki’s legendary 18 year old earned a Gold at the 2007 International Spirits Challenge and a Double Gold at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Being one of Suntory’s most popular products, you know you have quality when you have Yamazaki.
The Yamazaki Limited Edition 2017 builds upon the reputation established by previous Limited Edition releases. Suntory has been sparse on details regarding the 2017 release. What we do know is that this whisky combines multiple single malt vintages that have been matured in a variety of casks with some of it having been aged for over 20 years. A must-have for every Japanese Whisky enthusiast!
What's it like to stand atop Mount Fuji? We're guessing if you had to bottle that feeling this is what it would taste like! This beautiful bottle is a stand out, if you appreciate Japanese Whisky this is one you'll want to own! If you ever decide to open the bottle you'll be greeted with one of our all-time favorite whiskies, the Hibiki 21. Beautiful presentation combined with fantastic whisky, this one is a win-win!
Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 is making the media is go nuts! The world famous bottle was released on Monday, February 1st 2016, and people are, in one word, ecstatic! This bottle is officially considered the best whisky on the planet. It made headlines in the press in early 2015 when it was selected by The Whisky Bible as the Worlds Best Whisky, and consequently sold out exceptionally fast.
In total, 5000 bottles were produced of the 2016 version. Bottled at 48%, the difference between this and the 2013 version is mainly the fact that the youngest whisky in the blend has been aged for two more years, and that’s never hurt a blend thus far! Grab it while it’s still here.