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Hibiki Japanese Harmony

Overall rating
86.66/100
votes
95
Whiskybase ID
WB115999
Category
Blend
Bottler
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Bottling serie
Master's Select
Bottled
2018
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Box Design
Barcode
080686934073
Added on
11 aug 2018 1:53 pm by Timprivato

Average value

€ 149.54

26 × in wishlist

95 × member ratings

756 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki Japanese Harmony

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.66 points

  1. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Shortbread with grapefruit, lollipops, cherry jam, apples and pears.

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

  2. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 86pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose has a bright grapefruit and cookies profile with notes of pear candies followed by cherry jam.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is nicely balanced and pretty beautiful with hints of vanilla, orange cookies and milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is short and this is the main flaw of this release and has notes of light oakiness and baking spices.

  3. 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

  4. LoverCop1989 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    So the aroma is beautiful! Really mild and all the fine notes can be filtered and hug the nose. I was torn when it came to taste. Unfortunately, find it a bit out of round and wild. Then I was disappointed with the abang. I don't like the bitter note at all. All in all, a solid drop, but at well over 100 euros, it is clearly too expensive. Then rather the normal Harmony :-)
    • Nose
      89 89
      gentle and mild, light spice in the foreground, sweet, distinct honey, very fruity (including bitter orange, sweet cherry, plum, lychee), almonds, slightly woody, floral notes
    • Taste
      85 85
      slightly creamy, distinct honey, light vanilla, very sweet, very fruity (orange and sweet cherry), slightly spicy, slightly tart towards the end, oak, slightly oily, nutty, shortbread
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium length, sweet, fruity, spicy, tart to bitter, dry, oak, woody

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A bit of dusty and musty, some apricot, grain, lemon candy, grass, earth, wood, spices, honey, freshly cut twigs, some caramel
    • Taste
      Caramel, toffee, lemon drop, lemon, dried apricot, wood, spices

  6. Liebt_Whisky_seit_92 scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      69 69

  7. riegerjonas scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    2021-03-02: Opened relatively fresh, I'll let it breathe again for a few months and then review it again
    • Nose
      86 86
      Hazelnuts, smells a bit young, plum wine, faint hints of many different notes, grain vanilla, creme brulee, light sherry, dark fruits
    • Taste
      82 82
      soft, soft, soft, thin, slightly metallic, light oak bitterness
    • Finish
      82 82
      Grain, youth, alcoholic and cocoa

  8. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet dense sherry (vanilla, cookies, fruits)
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fruity and sweet (cherry, milk chocolate, slight bitterness on the end)
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short, light oakiness

  9. 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

  10. McBRI scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

  11. scotch_und_ich 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

  12. maltandgrains 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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