Is Hibiki being discontinued?

The first of Suntory’s whisky to get the axe … Hibiki 12 was discontinued in 2015, so despite its status as the youngest of the line’s age-statement collection, it’s no easier to track down than its older siblings.

Why was Hibiki discontinued?

In 2018, Suntory announced it was discontinuing its popular Hibiki 17-year-old bottling due to a lack of sufficiently aged spirit (although that discontinuation does not appear to have actually happened).

Will Hibiki 21 be discontinued?

With each award both the price and demand for the Hibiki 21 has risen, making the 17 the last of the current Hibiki aged range that could be bought at a price that wouldn’t break the bank. This is expected to change now that Suntory has decided to stop producing the expression, amidst shortages of aged stock.

Is Hibiki 30 discontinued?

A fantastic investment of the Hibiki family. This 30 year old lady is highly sought since Suntory has announced to discontinue the Hibiki 12 and 17 officially….Hibiki 30.

Age 21-30
Bottle strength 43%
Box Yes
Distillery Hibiki
Distillery status Open

Why is hibiki so expensive?

As recently as May 2018, Beam Suntory announced it would have to stop selling Hibiki 17 Year Old and Hakushu 12 Year Old. “At the moment, demand outweighs supply, making continued sale difficult,” a spokesperson summed up. And when supply falls, demand isn’t the only thing to rise: prices do, too.

Which is most expensive whisky in the world?

The Most Expensive Whisky Ever Sold at Auction

  • The Macallan Red Collection – $975,756.
  • The Macallan Lalique Six Pillars Collection – $993,000.
  • The Macallan Peter Blake 1926 60 Year Old – $1.04m.
  • The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60 Year Old – $1.07m.
  • The Dalmore Decades No.
  • Hanyu Ichiro’s Full Card Series – $1.52m.

What’s the most expensive Japanese whiskey?

Officially the most expensive bottle of Japanese whisky ever sold, the elusive elixir sold for HK$2,300,000 (around $299,000). Sotheby’s Hong Kong auctioned off the whisky that was bottled in 2011 and smashed the previous record of around $129,000 that was held by a 2005 bottling of Yamazaki 50-Year-Old.

Is Hibiki actually made in Japan?

Hibiki (響, meaning “resonance” or “echo” in Japanese) is a premium blended whisky produced in Japan by Beam Suntory (a subsidiary of Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd, which itself is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Osaka, Japan). It is a premium-category product, and has won several awards.

Which country makes the best whiskey?

World whiskies. Scotland is the biggest producer of whisky in the world, and has been for at least 100 years. But while Scotland is synonymous with whisky, it isn’t the only country to produce it. Others, such as the USA, Ireland and Japan, also have long, proud traditions of whisky-making.

How much is Hibiki Japanese whisky worth?

If Hibiki Japanese Whisky sounds familiar, it may be from its 17 year expression featured in the 2003 movie Lost In Translation. It may also be from the incredibly approachable 12 year expression that went for as little as $55 back when it was still available.

Is Hibiki 17 still being made?

Starting from September 2018 the Hibiki 17 will gradually be removed from the core range, and production will stop. A pour of the world-renowned Japanese blend, Hibiki 17. Hibiki whisky is one of the most popular premium blended ranges to come out of Japan.

How much does a 12 year old Hibiki cost?

Hibiki 12 Year Old. £295.00 inc. Hibiki was launched in 1989 to commemorate Suntory’s 90th anniversary, and has ever since been embraced as the paragon of The Art of Japanese Whisky, the very product of Japanese nature and her people.

Why are the Japanese not making 12-year-old whisky?

This follows the Hibiki 12-Year-Old, which the Japanese have not been producing since 2015. At a closer look, this measure is a logical consequence of the underestimated whisky boom of recent years and the resulting enormously high demand for Japanese whisky.