Staff Pick

Suntory Hibiki 'Japanese Harmony' Blended Whisky

Item # 33284 750mL
$64.99/ Single Bottle
$389.94/ Case of 6
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ABV
43.00%
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Tasting Notes

Suntory's latest release is a harmonious blend of over 10 malt and grain whiskies that display all the elegance and complexity we've come to expect from Suntory. The Hibiki range perfectly exemplifies the best and most unique qualities of Japanese whisky. In addition to choice single malts selected from both the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries additional corn-based grain whisky was included in this blend from Suntory's Chita dstillery. Over five different types of casks were used most significantly used American oak, Sherry casks and ultra rare Mizunara Japanese casks. Notes include clementine, raw honey, white peach, delicate oak spices, sowed grains, and more.


Staff Pick Notes

Yes, there has been a change. Hibiki’s new “Japanese Harmony” is a complex expression from Suntory Whisky, using approximately about a dozen malt and grain whiskies from all of Suntory's distilleries: Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Chita. American white oak will initially figure prominently, but a hint of Sherry cask will greet you on the finish. It is delicately and deliciously balanced between smokiness and sweetness. And if you’re a Japanese whiskey pro, you’ll certainly pick up on the influence of Mizunara, a rare Japanese oak. The blend itself was created by the Suntory Whisky blending team, led by Master Blender Shingo Torii. Its notes of honey and orange make it an elegant sipper.

- TR