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Hibiki Japanese Harmony

Overall rating
87.16/100
votes
48
Category
Blend
Bottler
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Bottling serie
Master's Select
Bottled
2018
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Box Design
Added on
11 Aug 2018 1:53 pm by Timprivato

Average value

€ 173.11

19 × in wishlist

48 × member ratings

350 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki Japanese Harmony

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.16 points

  1. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Open, bright, with the aroma of shortbread cookies, a basket of ripe citruses, grapefruit and candies, the taste is soft, rather buttery with the nuances of cherry jam, oak, apples and pears, the finish is delicate, with a slight bitterness, with notes of pear and apples, vanilla and oak.
    For Japanese whiskey for 70 euros (December 2019), it is really very good, very balanced and soft, suitable for lovers of age blends, as adult spirits are completely guessed in it (I think it’s 14-17 years old for sure).

    RATING: 86pts - [n22, t21, f22, b21] → | 86-89: Remarkable |

  2. stefan_PB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful balanced blend. Priced a little too expensive.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Citrus, noticeable in the nose like Mon Cheri chocolates, vanilla and notes of pastry
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very soft dram. Initially slight bitterness, then cherry jam and vanilla kipferl come out later
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long and wonderful, light fruit sweetness, the oak bitterness comes through beautifully and stays on the tongue for a long time

  3. JimJaws scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Very disappointing Japanese whiskey. Just did poorly in a private tasting with 30 parts. Nose ok, taste average but almost no finish. This bottling is another disappointment from Japan. If I were to include the PLV in the evaluation, we would be much further down.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      71 71

  4. McBRI scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

  5. Dr. Kloppstock scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    The even better version of the Harmony.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet, older fruits, floral notes
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet fruit, pastry,
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium length, fruit jam, oak

  6. BestOfWest scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Brinker scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Makes for a good summer dram, on those hot days.
    To me, it's well balanced, but also a little shallow and not very complex.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very balanced and smooth, with a great deal of citrus. Vanilla and pastry sweetness behind. But somewhat shallow.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Initially woody bitterness, then cherries and citrus. Again a striking balance in taste!
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-short finish, mainly sweetness, wood, but also very light. Some marshmallows and toffee to end.

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