LIMIT 2 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER
Hibiki Japanese Harmony; Suntory’s latest blend is composed of more than 10 malt and grain whiskies from Suntory’s Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita (for the grain whiskies) distilleries, and developed by third-generation Master Blender Shingo Torii and fourth-generation Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo.
According to Suntory, Fukuyo used the same key malt and grain whiskey components as the original blend made in 1989 – whiskies aged in American white oak form the base of the blend, and is accentuated by whiskies matured in ex-Sherry casks as well as rare whiskies aged in Mizunara barrels.
Much like the Distillers Reserve, the new Harmony captures the essence of the beloved Hibiki line in a (more) readily available bottling and at a relatively lower price point, after the recent price hikes and supply shortages. Suntory recommends that the versatile Hibiki Japanese Harmony be enjoyed neat, blended with water, mixed as a cocktail, or served with a hand-carved iceball for the “ultimate Japanese whiskey experience.”
nose Floral, Japanese orange, mature woodiness, Sandalwood
palate Pure and honey-like sweetness, candied orange peel
finish Subtle and tender long finish, Mizunara
thoughts Suntory isn’t claiming that this is better than its more mature Hibikis, and it isn’t; it exhibits the classic Hibiki flavour profile, but without some of the depth. As such, it’s enjoyable enough to be sipped on its own, but I’d say that the hot season will be way more bearable when you have this and a couple of ice balls in your freezer…
Alcohol % : 43%
Size : 700ml
Made : Japan
Type : Blended Whisky