"Poised and complex, with typically lifted fruitiness: strawberry ice cream, pineapple, peach, balanced by delicate oak, bamboo shoot-like delicacy, then lemon. The palate is more rounded than that very forward nose, with toffee notes adding some weight. A touch of smoke comes along in the mid-palate, before fruits and caramelized coffee biscuits. Water allows the flavors to flood the palate. Exemplary blending skills and classically Hibiki."
- 90 Points, Whisky Advocate
"A newer bourbon that has easily become a classic, finished in a port pipe for silky, creamy fruit notes." - 93 Points, Whisky Advocate