Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a blend of Japanese malt and grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. Presented in the brand's trademark 24-faceted bottle representing the Japanese seasons, this is light, approachable and moreish with enticing notes of orange peel and white chocolate.
Nose: Beguiling aromas of apricots, orange blossom and marmalade, bolstered by subtle spiciness, too – cinnamon and clove. Elegant and seductive. Palate: The generous fruit continues on to the palate, with oranges and apricots in abundance. There’s a little peppery spice, but the soft, succulent fruit takes hold. Nice balance, and nicely crafted. Finish: The spiciness takes over from the fruit and lingers, along with a little barrel char. Comment: Something of a baby compared with much older Hibiki bottlings, this retains the classic soft, elegant orange-blossom character and generous fruitiness, with a little spice to help things along.
- Alcohol %: 43%
- Taste: Fruity, Caramelization, Sandalwood, Spices, Honey, Japanese oak
- Food Matching: Sushi, Grilled fish, Japanese cuisine
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This Hibiki 'Japanese Harmony' Blended Whisky is a harmonious blend of numerous malt and grain whiskies, meticulously blended to create a full orchestra of flavors and aromas. The nose is very fruity, fine, straight and quite gourmand. It reveals notes of ripe white fruits, apricot and discreet hints of lemon zest / orange marmalade associated with a touch of caramelization, sandalwood and spices. The palate is fruity, quite straight and offers generosity, a fine acidity / freshness as well as unctuosity. In the mouth, this Whiskey expresses notes of fleshy green apple, orange, apricot and fleshy pear combined with slight hints of marmalade, honey as well as a hint of caramelization / sugar and an imperceptible hint of Japanese oak. Good length. A well-built, easy-drinking and full of “pleasure” Whiskey.