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Hibiki Japanese Harmony

Overall rating
84.95/100
votes
68
Category
Blend
Bottler
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Bottled
2018
Casktype
American White Oak, Sherry & Mizunara Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Box Design
Bottle code
4901777275652
Added on
18 Jun 2018 7:42 pm by Docmacwhisky

Average value

€ 88.25

24 × in wishlist

68 × member ratings

494 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki Japanese Harmony

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.95 points

  1. Keek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. singlecask_luke scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    ¥4700 / 700ml.
    Pale to medium gold. Nose is butter, grains, oak, green apple, incense wood, white pepper, light caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel, butter, vanilla, apples, spice, peppery and incense, honey. Oily and slick but not too heavy. Wood. More spicy than herbal. Finish is honey and apples, spices and wood. Rather mild, sweet finish. Somewhat light but good. Really much better with ice or water.

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose:
    apricot, orange blossom, jam, some cinnamon and cloves and notes of rose, rosemary, wood and lychee.
    Mouth :
    Very fruity, with notes of orange and apricot. Balance between sweetness (honey, white chocolate) and spicy finish (pepper).
    Final:
    on the same scents, very fruity sweet and mild spicy.
    • Finish
      A blend of 10 malt and grain whiskeys, aged in five different barrel varieties, from the Suntory distilleries of Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita.

  5. IIIZIII scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Sweet-sour, white chocolate
    • Taste
      Slightly hot and sharp but opens up slightly with time
    • Finish
      nutty, sweet corn

  6. Gastovski did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    The first encounter with Japanese whiskey was an unpleasant surprise. One expects an amazing experience of aromas and tastes from exotic delights. When I compare Hibiki with Chivas Regal 12 yo, it lags in everything, not to mention the extremely exorbitant price. Great disappointment!
    4/10
    • Nose
      Vanilla, honey, flowers
    • Taste
      Sweetness, after a while replaced by spiciness with a touch of wood
    • Finish
      Short, bland

  7. jankes scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet; fruity; flowery; Molasses; Honey; Vanilla; Flower meadow; lychee; slight citrus note; a light, woody note (sweet wood)
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet; fresh; slight citrus note with sweet accompaniment; a beautiful note of wood joins, but without becoming bitter;
    • Finish
      78 78
      rather short to medium length; fresh wood; slight nut note; sweet again, some citrus, but generally nutty (I really like it, but it evaporates too fast)

  9. AdamsB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An elegant carafe. Composing this whiskey, the master blender uses malt distillates from the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries. Cereal distillates are drawn from the Chita distillery. Distillates ripen in different types of barrels. For aging I use, among others, barrels made of Japanese Mizunara oak and barrels of Japanese plum wine.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Rose, litchi, rosemary, sandalwood, mid, flowers
    • Taste
      84 84
      Candied orange peel, white chocolate, nectarines, creme brulee
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long and pleasant with notes of fruit and oak. Mainly fruit

  10. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    fair puddle

    he is better off now than at the fair
    he is good but I would not buy a bottle
    • Nose
      sweet, light, flowery, slightly oak, sweet candies from childhood, slightly malted, vanilla comes and gets stronger
      later something like oatmeal or breakfast cereal in milk
    • Taste
      light and silky on the palate
      some oak, sweet, slightly fresh, slightly honey
    • Finish
      medium long
      only thin then oak comes easily

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