The Hibiki 21 year old lies in the middle of Suntory’s Hibiki line, between the Hibiki 17 Year Old and Hibiki 30 Year Old releases. When blending the whisky the goal is to find harmony, or a delicate balance. This pursuit leads the master blender to choose the best combination of whiskies from across Suntory’s notable distilleries. This has taken centuries to perfect, but the result is a truly world-class bottle.
Hibiki 21 features a range of Suntory’s most famous distilleries. Combined to create the perfect Japanese blended whisky.
Nose: Sweet with rich sherry, caramel or treacle, lots of fruit; blackcurrants, lemon, pears with vanilla.
Palate: Sweet caramel, touch of smoke & oak and spice.
Finish: Long, with just a touch of smoke.
Recent Hibiki 21 Year Awards:
Hibiki 21 has consistently been awarded the World’s best-blended whisky again took home that award in 2017, as well as Supreme Champion Spirit at the ISC ’17.
- World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2019)
- Trophy (International Spirits Challenge, 2013-2016, 2018)
- Supreme Champion Spirit (International Spirits Challenge 2017)
- World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2017)
- World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2016)
- World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2013)
- Gold Medal (International Spirits Challenge, 2012)
- World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2011)
- World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2010)
“Kanzen” or complete, Hibiki Whisky is a harmonious blend of numerous malt and grain whiskies which are meticulously blended to create a full orchestra of flavors and aromas. Seductive, blossoming and enigmatic, Hibiki Japanese Whisky celebrates an unrivalled art of blending, fine craftsmanship and a sense of luxury from the House of Suntory. From the date it launched, Hibiki Whisky has been embraced as the paragon of The Art of Japanese Whisky, the very product of Japanese nature and her people. Hibiki Whisky is not only Japan’s most highly awarded blended whisky, but among the most prestigious and honoured whiskies in the world.
This is one of the finest blends I have had the privilege to sample. A real treat. Dried fruit and spice notes as well as toffee. Very drinkable.
Neil Fraser –
The Hibiki 21 is a fantastic whisky. It stands up brilliantly against any Scotch Whisky of a similar price. I’m looking forward to my next dram.
Richard (verified owner) –
I haven’t opened mine yet, I just wanted to comment on the exceptional quality of service from dekanta. If you have ever been to Japan you are aware that they are known for over delivering and over performing beyond what is expected.
My bottles of whisky were gift wrapped, came with pouring gloves (I guess that’s what I’d call them?), and they were very responsive to emails. Made it feel extra special.
In my estimation, dekanta has to be the best place to reliably get Japanese whisky online, in this day and age. Just letting y’all know ;-)
Glen Heintschel –
Whenever I see it at a bar, I get one. If you can get a bottle, I recommend it
Chris Jacob –
Bought a bottle of Suntory Hibiki 21 year old for my Dad for Xmas. The price was as fine as anywhere else I found and the packaging & delivery were excellent. Very good service, would highly recommend.
Tracy Lawson (verified owner) –
I purchased this Hibiki 21 bottle for a Christmas gift and was lucky enough to get to taste some too. It was amazing! I have never had a better whiskey! The customer service was great and well worth the price and time for delivery to the U.S. I highly recommend this to everyone who appreciates a good whiskey!
Stan Kwan –
Recently got bottle of hibiki 21, great customer service and efficiency. Really enjoyed the extra efforts from team to make it special.
Bayley (verified owner) –
Dekanta has great customer service. Got this for my husband, he absolutely loved it.
Rosario (verified owner) –
I am sure that the product is as fine as others say. However, it’s more than two months that I am waiting for it to be delivered. So the one star goes to the distributor. I can’t really say anything about the product at this time.
Johnny Brenden (verified owner) –
I purchased the whiskey as a Birthday gift .
It won rave reviews at the Birthday celebration.
I also wanted to comment on the exceptional customer service team at Dekanta.
They were polite, helpful, and very pleasant to communicate with.
Eli Kirmayer (verified owner) –
Great dried fruit notes and nutty aroma, exceptional flavor. Would absolutely order again
Nicholas Bitzis (verified owner) –
Hibiki 21 is bar none one of the absolute best whiskies I’ve ever tasted from anywhere in the world. On top of that, Dekanta is exceptionally polite and accommodating to make sure you have the best experience.
Ian Kell (verified owner) –
Very impressed with the high level of customer service – my email was responded to almost immediately when I queried the status of my order. I was a little dubious initially about ordering whisky from overseas but I needn’t have been – this is a very professional company whom I would not hesitate to use again.
The Nguyen (verified owner) –
One of the best tasting whiskey I’ve tasted and the customer service is exceptional. Looking forward to doing more business with Dekantā in the future. Thank you
Jeff Parker –
Being an avid whisky drinker, there have not been many whiskies that have impressed me like Hibiki. When it became almost impossible to find it in the states, I did some research and came across Dekanta. If I am honest, my first thought was that it was a scam. 3 bottles later, the exceptional customer service, and the prompt shipment have made me a true fan of Dekanta. I will continue to purchase spirits from them for years to come.
Michelle Burtis (verified owner) –
Excellent whiskey. Really lovely. As others have noted, the customer service is very good. Recommend highly.