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Hibiki Japanese Harmony

Overall rating
83.21/100
votes
650
Whiskybase ID
66259
Category
Blend
Bottler
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Casktype
American White Oak, Sherry & Mizunara Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Barcode
4901777275652
Added on
30 Mar 2015 5:34 pm by Poseidon76

Average value

€ 166.02

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650 × member ratings

2818 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki Japanese Harmony

82 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.21 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Super Administrator

    If you define harmony as 'pleasing combination of parts in a whole', then Suntory has found the perfect name for this Japanese NAS blend. On the nose, Hibiki combines sandalwood, fresh fruits and coconut candies with floral vanilla, burned toast and hints of sawdust. Tastewise, it's not easy to spot individual notes. Honey sweetness, orange zest and perhaps some bitter green tea? The finish is subtle, creamy and with a spicy touch of Mizunara oak. Quite harmonious and enjoyable indeed - but also an expensive reminder that harmony is not very exciting.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 83 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The whiskey has a dark golden color and has 43% alcohol.

    Together with my brother I dissected this whiskey.

    On the nose we had scents of wood, pepper, tropical fruit, dried fruit, earthy, soft tobacco, chocolate and hay.

    The palette has more orange, floral, wood, vanilla, and a little pepper.

    The aftertaste is dry and woody with some pepper.

  3. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 93 points to the Hibiki Japanese Harmony. SWSC Double Gold 2016, ISC Gold 2017, ISC Silver 2018. Pure matter of taste...

  4. The_Independent scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: A pleasing, harmonious whiskey with strong, sweet aromas, but not very complex.

    - blind tasting -
    • Nose
      85 85
      The alcohol is clearly present, but not spicy or biting. Sweet butter cake, caramel and fudge dominate the smell. There are still some sweet dried fruit with baked. There is also a slight spice in the background. With some time in the glass and after the first sip, you can also find slight citrus notes - the lemon icing on the cake.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The alcohol is clear and tingling something, yet the whiskey seems a bit "watered down" on me. He could have tolerated 2-3% more. First, I taste a lot of sweetness - there's the butter cake with the raisins again. Then he gradually gets a bit bitter, some wood and dark chocolate are to taste. The mouthfeel is now pretty creamy.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long and characterized by the creamy dark chocolate.

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    C: Irish-ish yet not quite, though tropical, Coffey-ish with a gentle complexity. Something here that doesnt quite sing, but I’m getting on far better with this than before [79x2]. Very well made [beautifully polite] whisky, when you’re in the mood for a calm/gentle one.

  7. wncvirus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Bourbon elements, some alcohol.
    Taste: slightly fruity with an addition of biscuits. Dessert in reception, but unfortunately flat in taste. Not much is happening on the tongue.
    Rating: 84 | 100 Medium-long finish towards peppery.

  8. sidqi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A popular and pleasant blended whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Rose floral and a little grassy,malty,sweet oak,candied fruits,ginger aromas.Very balanced and fruity.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Honey.Barley sugar.Very smooth,mellow and balanced.A little dry.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long and pleasant.Sweet and a little spicy.

  9. Mapl scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Echnaton scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A blend as it should be round, almost perfectly balanced, nothing outshines everything results in a harmonious whole.
    • Nose
      88 88
      At the beginning a light bourbon note followed by honey, orange, dried apricots, butter caramel ° Stollwerk °
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet caramel, vanilla, oranges, apricots oily pleasant mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Mild oak that ends with orange chocolate.

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