The Hibiki 21 Year, named Worlds best blended whisky at the 2014 World Whisky Awards. Hibiki 21 year also won awards that include Liquid Gold Award by Jim Murray in 2014 & the Best Japanese Blend in 2015. Hibiki 21 Year Old's key malt is from Yamazaki sherry casks blended with grain malts. Hakushu malt is another malt they use to blend with the Yamazaki that contrast in flavors. Haiku is more savory and crisp, while Yamasaki has deeper fruit and more mineralogy to it.