Hibiki Japanese Harmony

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Ex-Bourbon, Ex-Sherry, Mizunara Oak
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Box Design
Added on
22 jul 2021 7:26 pm by Likudi

Average value

€ 106.38

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Whisky reviews for Hibiki Japanese Harmony

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.41 points.

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Part of a small Japanse Whisky tasting with Nobushi, Yamazaki, Taketsuru, Hibiki, The Chita, Yoichi, Miyagikyo and Ichiro

    pear, tangerine, vanilla, honey, pepper, yellow fruits, white pepper, whiff of smoke and a bit earthy
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

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  3. maltsabine scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. daniel1312 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Odour: rubber note, dirty note, lubricating oil, maritime breeze,

    Taste: peppery, floral, dirty, oily
    Finish: medium long, eraser, tropical fruits

  5. Emperor69 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Hibiki Japanese Harmony

    Category: Blended
    Region: Japan
    Bottler: Suntory Whiskey
    Distilleries: Yamazaki, Hakushu, Chita
    Barrel type: Ex-Bourbon, Ex-Sherry, Mizunara Oak
    Fortress: 43%
    Volume: 700 ml
    Bottling date: 04/12/2021
    Age: no indication
    Filtration: none
    Dye: no

    Nose. Quiche-mish, lychee, papaya, sea buckthorn, yellow plum, candied orange peel, floral tones (lily, rose water), vanilla marshmallow, sandalwood, nutmeg.

    Taste. At first, there is a honey-caramel sweetness with flavors of grapes, citrus fruits, lychee, candied fruits, vanilla. White chocolate velvety rolls like pastry cream. And pepper, ginger, nutmeg are connected very unobtrusively in the background.

    Aftertaste. Medium duration. Not too intense. Kish-mish, yellow apricot (closer even to yellow dried apricots already), nutmeg.

    Summary. A pleasant and very high-quality Japanese blend that can compete on equal terms with Scottish molts and blends in the age category up to 12 (and for some manufacturers up to 15) years. Everything is with him. Light, predominantly sweet fruity aroma with a touch of oriental spices. The flavor palette is interesting, but I would not call it complex. Whiskey is extremely gentle, what is called “soft”, it is pleasant to drink it, but this creates a feeling of a certain “emasculated” taste, there is not enough brightness of taste and you have to strain, picking out certain nuances of it. Well, here we should not forget that this is a blend and their intensity of taste often suffers with all its possible complexity. Still, their task is to please the widest possible range of consumers, and for this it is necessary that the drink be “friendly” and drink as easily and pleasantly as possible. The aftertaste also leaves a positive impression, but does not stay with you for long. In general, it is both exotic and simple, curious, but nothing extraordinary.

    Rating: 84 out of 100.

  6. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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


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