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Hibiki Japanese Harmony

Overall rating
85.82/100
votes
261
Whiskybase ID
74547
Category
Blend
Bottler
Suntory Whisky (SWh)
Bottling serie
Master's Select
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Barcode
080686934073
Added on
16 Nov 2015 6:54 pm by DJWB

Average value

€ 291.01

49 × in wishlist

261 × member ratings

1642 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hibiki Japanese Harmony

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.82 points

  1. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    again a completely convincing blend with this time more sherrytünigem basic character. The full fruitiness can convince even more than the standard JH.
    • Nose
      significantly more powerful than the regular Harmony. Immediately it becomes clear that here the barrel selection tends more towards sherry fruit. Again, after some smelling, the vanilla from Grain is back, but the European oak is much more present.
    • Taste
      creamy, full on, plenty of plum and red fruit, then mild oak, honey and light spicy notes. Again, the creme brulee. Delicious!
    • Finish
      rather short, dry, also here a little sherry.

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fine smell
      plum wine
      peat
      Slightly smoke
      Grain
    • Taste
      Intense Hibiki
      The beautiful noble type of Hibiki with darker and more intense notes
    • Finish
      Hibiki finish
      With light soft wood
      Grain
      Some plum wine

  3. Myst111 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty whiskey. Perfectly balanced.
    People who don't otherwise drink whiskey also like it.
    • Nose
      Coffee, oak, weakened caramel and some citrus
    • Taste
      Fruit, old baked banana, honey
    • Finish
      medium
      Coffee and chocolate

  4. DrBardamu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Kodijack scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    There is definitely the Japanese striving to perfection found here. But it needs to be the right setting to fully enjoy this one.

  6. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    uncomplicated Daily Dram
    • Nose
      yellow fruits, tangerine and other citrus fruits, cinnamon and cardamom, spicy oak
    • Taste
      ripe peach, orange lemonade, oak, spices, in the background Hubba Bubba chewing gum - overall a light body
    • Finish
      fruity, short and dry

  7. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. kalervo scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Tasty but not special, maybe a little raw whiskey. Tasted at Allinranta in Midsummer 2016.
    • Nose
      Wood, strong spices, sweet. No particularly strong smell.
    • Taste
      Malt, spices, a little toffee. Of wood.
    • Finish
      Quite short and sharp aftertaste. Pungent sweetness is left in the mouth. Thick feel.

  9. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Balanced and pleasing, but far too expensive. There are better Japanese as well as Scots in the price range.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Starts locked, but opens relatively quickly. It smells very sweet, like dark chocolate, some vanilla and malt.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Also very sweet and oily in the mouth. A few sherry fruits, vanilla and some oak.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short but pleasant.

  10. Yarema scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Earlier, several years ago I drank as many as 2 bottles, these are all Airports ... it seems much better ... Time and experience heals) just rum Japan (- But according to the design of the tank 95, it's nice to take it in your hand.
    Nose - 20
    Taste - 20
    Finish - 20
    Balance - 20
    Rating - 80

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