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Suntory Distillery Hibiki Blender's Choice Whisky 700ml

Fine Blend from Japan's Leading Distillery

Sun¬≠to¬≠ry Dis¬≠tillery Hibi¬≠ki Blender‚Äôs Choice Whisky is a pre¬≠mi¬≠um grade NAS (no age state¬≠ment) blend of the finest whiskies. 

Tast­ing Notes from the Curator

Upon tast¬≠ing the Sun¬≠to¬≠ry Dis¬≠tillery Hibi¬≠ki Blender‚Äôs Choice Whisky, you can detect fresh acidic fruits lay¬≠er¬≠ing the nose of this whisky. The tart is quite dis¬≠tin¬≠guish¬≠able and brings to mind apples and rich dark berries. But there‚Äôs also some spice and hints of caramel and vanil¬≠la, which does a tremen¬≠dous amount to soft¬≠en and round this whisky. A lit¬≠tle breath¬≠ing time and the whiskey begins to reveal its sub¬≠tle dimensions. 

The palate is actu¬≠al¬≠ly quite sur¬≠pris¬≠ing as it man¬≠ages to con¬≠vey the fla¬≠vor of woody oak which then light¬≠ens as the vanil¬≠la and caramel come through. The com¬≠bi¬≠na¬≠tion of the light fresh fruits of the nose and the deep¬≠er, sweet¬≠er fla¬≠vor from the palate is a con¬≠trast that both sur¬≠pris¬≠es and delights. 

The fin¬≠ish sees the return of the wood¬≠en tones but with a much more smoked and gen¬≠tle set¬≠tle. It‚Äôs quite a dry whisky, and you‚Äôll enjoy extend¬≠ing the fin¬≠ish and devel¬≠op¬≠ing the sub¬≠tle nuances of fla¬≠vor with a water chaser.


This fine whisky is best enjoyed as is or over ice. 

A Wor­thy Successor

Sun¬≠to¬≠ry Dis¬≠tillery Hibi¬≠ki Blender‚Äôs Choice is a whisky from one of Japans biggest dis¬≠til¬≠leries who has a his¬≠to¬≠ry of mak¬≠ing fine malt and blend¬≠ed whisky. Seen by some as the suc¬≠ces¬≠sor to the famous, but sad¬≠ly no longer avail¬≠able Hibi¬≠ki 17 Year Old, the Sun¬≠to¬≠ry Dis¬≠tillery Hibi¬≠ki Blender‚Äôs Choice is very much its own whisky. It has its own char¬≠ac¬≠ter and takes you on a dif¬≠fer¬≠ent whisky experience. 

Although no age state¬≠ment for the whiskey is released, the whiskey is claimed to have blends which vary from 12 to 30 years old. At 43% ABV (Alco¬≠hol by vol¬≠ume), Sun¬≠to¬≠ry Dis¬≠tillery Hibi¬≠ki Blender‚Äôs Choice Whisky comes in at the lighter end of the whisky strengths and is quite sim¬≠i¬≠lar to a Scotch. 

Dis¬≠claimer on Avail¬≠abil¬≠i¬≠ty of Rare Items

This prod¬≠uct is clas¬≠si¬≠fied as a Rare Item at The Bow Tie Duck and will only be avail¬≠able in small amounts at a time. Shall there be any ‚Äč‚Äúout of stock‚ÄĚ notice after pur¬≠chase, you will be con¬≠tact¬≠ed by our Sup¬≠port right away. After which, a refund, prod¬≠uct replace¬≠ment or deliv¬≠ery delay (next ship¬≠ment) will be put forth, under your choosing. 

Storage Instructions

Store your bot¬≠tle upright in a cool, dark place, ide¬≠al¬≠ly between 15 and 20¬įC. Do not refrig¬≠er¬≠ate, as this liquor los¬≠es its aro¬≠ma and fla¬≠vor with cold. To main¬≠tain the moist¬≠ness of the cork and pre¬≠vent it from chip¬≠ping, occa¬≠sion¬≠al¬≠ly tilt your bot¬≠tle hor¬≠i¬≠zon¬≠tal¬≠ly two to three times, then restore it to the upright posi¬≠tion. Unopened bot¬≠tles can last for an indef¬≠i¬≠nite amount of time, but the clos¬≠er you get to the bot¬≠tom third of the bot¬≠tle, please con¬≠sume quick¬≠ly to pre¬≠vent oxi¬≠da¬≠tion and taste alteration.

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