Picked up a bottle of Hibiki 12 last week to bring to a scotch and cigar night. Polished it off between me and two friends, everyone thought it was an exceptional whisky. Very smooth, with a beautiful vanilla and fruity nose that matched the flavors. This has made my short list of favorites, and is the nicest blend i have had yet. For the price of $57 at my local, this will be a staple in my cabinet.
I am going to the NYC Whiskyfest next month, looking forward to the Hibiki table, and hope to try some of their other expressions.