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!
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!