Hibiki 12

Hibiki 12

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Yamazaki, Hakushu, Chita / Beam Suntory

Region: Japan

43% ABV

Aged For: 12 Years

Mashbill: Blend of malt and grain whiskies

Cask Type: American oak seasoned with Umeshu (Japanese plum wine)

Chill Filtered: Unknown

Color Added: Unknown

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Tawny

Nose: Apples, pineapple and pears, vanilla, gentle oak, with an ever so slight sherry influence.

Taste: Strawberry, dried fruit, caramel, and even more sherry taste now.

Finish: Green Tea, honey, and Japanese Oak. Quick and gentle.

Thoughts: More of the fruit, and vanilla pops in compared to the NAS version, which greatly improves the flavor. While keeping the same profile the much bolder flavors greatly improve the drink.

Score: 82/100

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