Class
World Whisky
Style
Blend
Region
Japan
Taste
oak & floral
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Hibiki Japanese Harmony

70cl 43% abv World Whisky Blend Japan

Class
World Whisky
Style
Blend
Region
Japan
Taste
oak & floral
£83.00
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SKU
23214
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A blended whisky from Suntory that brings to life the harmony of Japanese nature and craftmanship. A delicate and well balanced expression that is both subtle and complex, crafted with more than 10 malt and grain whiskies to create a harmony of flavours and aromas. The constituent malts come from Suntory’s two malt whisky distilleries, Yamazaki and Hakushu, and the grain component from the company’s Chita Distillery. Founded in 1923, Yamazaki is Japan’s oldest whisky distillery. It was designed by Masataka Taketsuru (‘The Father of Japanese Whisky’), a young chemist who had been sent to Scotland four years previously by Suntory’s founder, Shinjiro Torii. Hakushu was built by Shinjiro’s son in 1973 and is one of the largest malt distilleries in the world. The production process is very similar to that for Scotch whisky, and the product is the closest in style to Scotch of all non-Scotch whisky. But it is by no means a copy: from the start, the aim was to create a unique Japanese style. Pale amber in colour. A delicate scent of polished copper and light vanilla to start with, developing complex floral, green, mossy then fresh oaky notes, changing all the time. A surprisingly dry mouthfeel, and a lightly sweet, then chilli-pepper taste, at full strength, mellowing with a little water, leaving a charred, oaky aftertaste. Some might like to try enjoying Hibiki Harmony in the Japanese way, called mizuwari, i.e. ‘cut with water’ or highball, cut with soda. The latter is simply a variation on the ‘Scotch & soda’ so popular with our forebears, but with typical panache, the Japanese attach a ritual to making it: “Add block ice to a highball glass. Stir with a bar spoon to chill the glass, then discard any melted water from the glass. Add 1 to 1.5oz whisky. Stir thirteen and one-half times clockwise. Add two to three times as much sparkling water as whisky. Stir three and one half times more clockwise.” Read More
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More than just a striking bottle; this is a whisky that offers balance and versatility. Enjoy the light, approachable fruit sweetness straight up or in a Japanese highball.
Neil, Whisky Specialist

Hibiki Japanese Harmony Description

A blended whisky from Suntory that brings to life the harmony of Japanese nature and craftmanship. A delicate and well balanced expression that is both subtle and complex, crafted with more than 10 malt and grain whiskies to create a harmony of flavours and aromas.

The constituent malts come from Suntory’s two malt whisky distilleries, Yamazaki and Hakushu, and the grain component from the company’s Chita Distillery. Founded in 1923, Yamazaki is Japan’s oldest whisky distillery. It was designed by Masataka Taketsuru (‘The Father of Japanese Whisky’), a young chemist who had been sent to Scotland four years previously by Suntory’s founder, Shinjiro Torii. Hakushu was built by Shinjiro’s son in 1973 and is one of the largest malt distilleries in the world. The production process is very similar to that for Scotch whisky, and the product is the closest in style to Scotch of all non-Scotch whisky. But it is by no means a copy: from the start, the aim was to create a unique Japanese style.

Pale amber in colour. A delicate scent of polished copper and light vanilla to start with, developing complex floral, green, mossy then fresh oaky notes, changing all the time. A surprisingly dry mouthfeel, and a lightly sweet, then chilli-pepper taste, at full strength, mellowing with a little water, leaving a charred, oaky aftertaste.

Some might like to try enjoying Hibiki Harmony in the Japanese way, called mizuwari, i.e. ‘cut with water’ or highball, cut with soda. The latter is simply a variation on the ‘Scotch & soda’ so popular with our forebears, but with typical panache, the Japanese attach a ritual to making it: “Add block ice to a highball glass. Stir with a bar spoon to chill the glass, then discard any melted water from the glass. Add 1 to 1.5oz whisky. Stir thirteen and one-half times clockwise. Add two to three times as much sparkling water as whisky. Stir three and one half times more clockwise.”

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Taste Profile

sweet tastevanilla tastefloraloak Back to top

Awards

  • Gold — International Spirits Challenge 2022
  • Gold — International Spirits Challenge 2020
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Knowledge Bar

Hibiki means resonance in Japanese. It speaks to the soul and emotions of the most discerning whisky lover. The legendary Hibiki represents true harmony, the ideal of perfection, the paragon of 'The Art of Japanese Whisky' and its artisans. The Hibiki website begins its account of ‘the most famousJapanese whisky’ as follows: “Embodying the soul of Japanesecraftsmanship, this harmonious blend resounds with calmcomplexity and “Wa”, oneness.”Hibiki itself means ‘Resonance’. The website continues:“It speaks to the soul and emotions of the most discerning whiskylover…resonates from nature and all the subtleties found from thetwenty-four seasons of the old Japanese lunar calendar.”Indeed, the twenty-four seasons are recollected byHibiki’s bottle-shape, which has twenty-four facets. Back to top

Product Details

Distillery/Brand
Hibiki
Classification
World Whisky
Region
Japan
Style
Blend
Size
70cl
ABV
43%
Age Statement
No Age Statement
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