Suntory Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky 750 ML
Suntory Hibiki Harmony Japanese malt and grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Chita. Presented in the brand’s trademark 24 faceted bottles representing the Japanese seasons, this is light, approachable, and moreish with enticing notes of orange peel and white chocolate.
Hibiki Japanese Harmony encapsulates the harmony that exists between Japanese nature and people.
Inspired by the riches and subtleties of Japan’s 24 seasons and mastered by Suntory’s Art of Blending, Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a meticulous blend of the finest select whiskies from the House of Suntory Whisky. It is a symphony of at least 10 malt and grain whiskies, aged in five different types of casks, from Suntory’s Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Chita distilleries.
This delicate blend creates an oneness unfolding a full orchestra of flavors and aromas.
The Suntory Whisky blending team is led by third-generation Master Blender and great-grandson of the founder, Shingo Torii, and fourth Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo.
The newest blended whisky offering from Hibiki is burnished gold in the glass and has a bold aroma that mixes vanilla, fresh pear, and a hint of smoke. The smokiness comes forward at the first sip, wrapping around a core of oak and vanilla custard and finishing long, with a mouthwatering bitter chocolate note.
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.
rose, lychee, a hint of rosemary, mature woodiness, sandalwood.
honeylike sweetness, candied orange peel, white chocolate.
subtle, tender long finish, with a hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak).