Hibiki 12

Hibiki 12Hibiki 12 year

COLOR: Pale golden with bright edges of orange
NOSE: a delicious bowl of rum soaked raisins, floral honeysuckle, vanilla, sweet citrus candy like what your grandma would have in a bowl on the coffee table. Water opens up flavors of red kool-aid, ripe red plums and sweeter vanilla extract.
PALATE: Smooth, oh so smooth. A slight oak fills the mouth and then a room full of leather. Spices and light smoke with a finish of sherry. Round and very enjoyable. As it rolls down it coats the tongue. Delicious.
FINISH: The finish is medium long with a lingering light smoke at the end. The spice runs off quickly and your mouth is left with melon fruits and honey Oh THE HONEy.
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I know what you’re thinking…A BLEND?!?!?! Yes, a delicious and amazingly round and full blend. If you’ve ever had some preconceived notion of blends not standing up to single malts, please, check your notions at the door and give this one a go. The Japanese pride themselves in striving to be the best at whatever it is they do. And when it comes to this scotch, they do not fail. If you have Hibiki in your area, I urge you to pick a bottle up. If your liquor store doesn’t carry it, ask them to. Plus it comes in a gorgeous 24 sided bottle with a glass topper, which gussies up any liquor stash. You’ll need to be able to restock your liquor cabinet once it’s all gone. I have heard that they’ll be bringing the 17 to the US market later on this year.
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#Hibiki #Suntory

Glenmorangie Lasanta

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COLOR: Caramelized Honey
NOSE: Rubberball, light scents of leather, cloaked in sherry, mild sweetness
PALATE: spice, full bodied
FINISH: fresh cracked pepper, little salt
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Finished in Oloroso sherry casks, it shares very little in common with say the Glenfiddich 12 we review last week that is also finished in Oloroso sherry casks. It goes to show that casks may be responsible for the majority of the flavors we taste but not all casks are created equal!
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Glenfiddich

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COLOR: honey
NOSE: soft in the alcohol department and
not overpowering at all, wow,
fruit, orange, vanilla, super complex
nose that opens like a kaleidoscope,
frosting appears with water
PALATE: a little light, spicy,
slightly drying, buttery
FINISH: floral, smooth, needs no water
to open the complexities,
pear, hint of spices, gorgeous finish
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Of all the scotches that Scotch and Sniff have tasted so far, this one is by far the greatest candidate for a beginner to try. It’s surprisingly tasty and complex for a 12 year and contains enough flavors to keep your tongue interested for quite a while as you sip it. Fantastic.
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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

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COLOR: mahogany in the bottle,
burnished gold in a glass
NOSE: smells heavy of port,
light spices, toffee, sweet
PALATE: holy s**t SPICES,
PEPPER, doesn’t back down
FINISH: spice, lingering Not what I
expected at all from scotch
matured for two final years in a port cask!

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