In 1923, Shinjiro Torii, the founder of Suntory and the father of Japanese whisky, built Japan’s first malt whisky distillery in the Vale of Yamazaki. Using copper pot stills, the Yamazaki distillery was the first of its kind outside of Scotland.
The distillery’s location on the outskirts of Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto offered pure waters, diversity of climate and high humidity - the ideal environment for the maturation of good whisky.
Today, Suntory YAMAZAKI is the most popular single malt whisky in Japan and is enjoyed by whisky connoisseurs the world over. Suntory YAMAZAKI is currently exported to more than 25 countries, including the United States.
The legendary Hibiki represents true harmony.
The enigma of perfection, the paragon of the art of whisky and the art of Japan's artisans.
Hibiki, meaning resonance in Japanese, speaks to the soul and emotions of the most discerning whisky lover. Hibiki resonates from nature, and all the subtleties found from the twenty four seasons of the old Japanese lunar calendar. Numerous types of pure single malt whiskies ageing in various types of casks, including Mizunara, a very rare Japanese oak, all combine to create a full orchestra of flavors and aromas.
Seductive, blossoming and enigmatic, Hibiki celebrates the unrivaled art of blending, fine craftsmanship, and sense of luxury of the House.
Bearing the seal of the House of Suntory, this majestic blend is its rightful paragon.
HIBIKI SUNTORY RESERVE 30 YEARS
Malt whiskies of at least 30 years old are meticulously selected among Suntory’s most treasured, longest-aging collection, which are carefully examined and blended. This 30-year old whisky with deep, elegant flavor and aroma added with Japanese grace is filled in a luxurious 30-facted crystal bottle. Enjoy the smooth flavor, fully body and strong woodiness created by the harmony of sweet scents and fine, flowery fragrance of long-term, sherry aged yamazaki whiskies and other aged malts.
Best Whisky of the World 2007 and 2008
Color: deep bronze
Nose: raisin, cinnamon, almond, grape, fig, date, sweet cocoa
Palate: Somber sweetness, pleasant woodsy lingering taste, depth
Finish: long, somber and extremely rich, Mizunara (Japanese oak)
Size: 70 CL