Hibiki Whisky and the Suntory distillery
The history of Hibiki whisky dates back to 1923 when Shinjiro Torii founded the Suntory Distillery in Japan. Their first whisky, the Suntory Whisky Shirofuda, was a hit, and Suntory continued to innovate and improve their whisky-making process, eventually leading to the creation of the Hibiki Suntory whiskies.
What makes Hibiki 21 Year Old special?
The Hibiki 21 Whisky is a blend of carefully selected rare and aged whiskies. The whisky is aged in casks made of three distinct oak woods, giving it a unique flavour profile that is unmatched by any other whisky in the world.
As both temperature and humidity fluctuate throughout the four seasons in Japan, the Suntory whiskies “breath” differently as well. This produces the extraordinary flavour that distinguishes Suntory whiskies like Hibiki from all others.
How does Hibiki taste like?
The Hibiki 21 Year Old Whisky has a rich and complex flavour that is both smooth and mellow. It has a sweet incense aroma with notes of blackberry, ripe banana and caramel with hints of cooked fruit. On the palate, it has a full-bodied taste with flavours of sandalwood, honeycomb, dried apricot and Mizunara oak, ending with a long, rich finish.
How to properly drink Hibiki
Hibiki 21 Year Old whisky is best enjoyed neat or with a few drops of water to release its full flavour profile. When tasting Hibiki, take a small sip and let it rest on your tongue for a few seconds before swallowing to fully appreciate its taste and complexity. It is also important to use the appropriate glassware, such as a tulip-shaped glass or a whisky tumbler, to enhance the aroma of the whisky.
What foods can be paired with Hibiki?
Hibiki 21 Year Old Whisky is a versatile whisky that pairs well with many different types of cuisine. It’s best paired with dishes that have a complex flavour profile, such as barbeque, grilled meats, and stews. It also goes nicely with light dishes and desserts, such as Nigiri-style sushi and chocolate cake.
Over the years, Hibiki 21 Year Old whisky has won numerous awards for its exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Some of the most prestigious awards include:
- Best Japanese Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2020)
- World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2019)
- 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)
- World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2011)
- World’s Best Blended Whisky (World Whiskies Awards, 2010)
- Trophy (International Spirits Challenge, 2013-2015)
- Gold Medal (International Spirits Challenge, 2012)
These awards are a testament to the dedication and expertise of the Suntory distillery in crafting one of the best whiskeys in the world.
Experience the gold standard of Japanese whisky with Hibiki 21
This award-winning whisky is a must-try for any whisky lover or anyone seeking to elevate their drinking experience. You can be sure that you are tasting one of the best Japanese whiskies in the world. Buy a bottle of Hibiki Suntory 21 at a sale price now!