Hibiki Japanese Harmony encapsulates the harmony that exists between Japanese nature and people. Inspired by the riches and subtleties of Japan’s 24 seasons of the traditional Japanese lunar calendar 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 a 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.
“In philosophy and making, Hibiki Japanese Harmony is the new dawn of Hibiki,optimizing the same key malt and grain whiskies from the original Hibiki blend,” said Fukuyo. “I envisioned a luminous harmony of flavors and aromas. A pure and simultaneously complex harmony that was at the core of every Hibiki blend.”
Hibiki Japanese Harmony is heralded as the foundation of the Hibiki range, leveraging the same key malt and grain whiskies from the original Hibiki blend, Hibiki 17 Years and Hibiki 21 Years. American White Oak malt whiskies create a solid base. The rare Mizunara (Japanese oak) and sherry cask malt whiskies are the dressing. The smoky malt whiskies enact as subtle accents to create depth and further complexity. Grain whiskies from Suntory’s Chita distillery act as the “dashi,” or broth, to complete the personality of the malt whiskies and enhance their overall harmony.
Hibiki Japanese Harmony is extremely versatile. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, blended with water or mixed as a cocktail, the harmony of this blend remains complete. It is a delicately balanced, smooth and subtly sweet blended whisky that enhances any dining experience. We recommend it be enjoyed with a hand-carved iceball for the ultimate Japanese whisky experience.
Hibiki is embraced as the paragon of the Art of Japanese Whisky. It is not only Japan’s most highly awarded blended whisky, but also among the most prestigious and honored whiskies in the world.
Hibiki Japanese Harmony is the perfect introduction to the award winning Hibiki portfolio from the House of Suntory Whisky.
Hibiki Japanese Harmony comes in a decanter bottle cut in 24 facets, which represents a day in 24 hours and a year in the 24 seasons of the traditional Japanese lunar calendar. It represents Hibiki’s maturation over a long period of time throughout our four seasons.
HIBIKI JAPANESE HARMONY – 43% ABV.
Luminous. Delicate. A transparency that unveils complexity.
Nose: Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary, mature woodiness, sandalwood
Palate: Honeylike sweetness, candied orange peel, white chocolate
Finish: Subtle, tender long finish, with hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak)