SB’s most read stories of 2018

8th January, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

1. Suntory to discontinue Hibiki 17 and Hakushu 12

Suntory’s discontinuation of its Hibiki 17 Year Old and Hakushu 12 Year Old Japanese whiskies due to stock shortages last year has nabbed our top spot of the most read story of 2018.

As a result of soaring demand and stock shortages, Suntory said it will stop selling its Hibiki 17 Year Old blend and Hakushu 12 Year Old single malt in certain markets from 2019, and limit availability of the whiskies over the next few years.

Suntory Holdings apologised to whisky fans for the temporary discontinuation.

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