Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony Sample

3cl / 43%
  • Japanese Blended Whisky
  • The Perfect Measure
Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony Sample
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‘Hibiki’ is Japanese for ‘harmony’ and this whisky lives up to the name – a blend of Japanese malt and grain whiskies from Chita, Hakushu and Yamazaki. Packaged in a beautiful 24-faceted bottle to represent the Japanese seasons, this has tempting notes of orange peel and white chocolate.
Bottler
The Perfect Measure
Country
Japan
Type
Blended Whisky
Colouring
Yes

This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:

Product name

Suntory Hibiki Harmony

  

Character

  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Orange Orange
  • Apricot Apricot
  • Oak Oak

Suntory Hibiki Harmony Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Beguiling aromas of apricots, orange blossom and marmalade, bolstered by subtle spiciness, too – cinnamon and clove. Elegant and seductive.

    Palate: The generous fruit continues on to the palate, with oranges and apricots in abundance. There’s a little peppery spice, but the soft, succulent fruit takes hold. Nice balance, and nicely crafted.

    Finish: The spiciness takes over from the fruit and lingers, along with a little barrel char.

    Comment: Something of a baby compared with much older Hibiki bottlings, this retains the classic soft, elegant orange-blossom character and generous fruitiness, with a little spice to help things along.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour: Amber.

    Nose: Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary, mature woodiness, sandalwood.

    Palate: Honey-like sweetness, candied orange peel, white chocolate.

    Finish: Subtle, tender long finish, with hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak).

36 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    11 days ago

    exactly what Luke says: "Thin, sweet and strongly floral. Smooth in aftertaste. Too sharp up front for me." love the finish, but up front it is rather sharp.

  • 5
    28 July

    The best I tried, citrus flavor with a long finish in taste, did not expect this in a Japanese whisky

  • 5
    28 May

    One of my favorite whiskys. Excellent balance. The nose is my favorite out of any pour I've experienced so far. The scent of dried fruit and baking spices takes the forefront, then spreading out to make room for the introduction of extremely light smoke and that buttery note that is so classic in Suntory products, with a nice floral character rounding it all off. The palate matches nicely as well, apricots in abundance, circled by those wintery spices, and the subtle warmth of black pepper and mizunara oak. The finish focuses mainly on those wood and pepper notes without becoming overbearing whatsoever during the course of it's medium length. In conclusion. A fantastic whisky thats rich with i teresting character and a lot of nuance. Though a bit overpriced given the recent boom within the japanese whisky industry. Which brings it down to a 4.5 for me but I'll still give it 5 stars because we can't use decinals here.

  • 1
    13 May

    I have been drinking whiskey for 34 years and after trying Hibiki I feel like I was scammed by the marketing. It's thin, it's floral, it's a blend of nasty. Sorry folks but this can't hold a candle to any number of good blends.

  • 3
    4 May

    not bad, very smooth

  • 5
    21 April

    I purchased hibiki harmony on a whim. As a musician, I can say that harmony is an apt descriptor. There is no dissonance here. As other reviewers have mentioned, it’s light, but not because it lacks substance. It’s light because everything is in balance. The subtle sense that all of the harsh flavor profiles that can exist within a whiskey are present but in a proportion that cancels... that’s the predominant aesthetic. Precariously sweet, subtle and warm without being syrupy. Curious... blindness in direct opposition to emptiness. .125hz from in tune. Pleasantly pensive.

  • 4
    31 March

    Hibiki is a very smooth and mellow . Loved it.

  • 5
    30 March

    Love this one. Very smooth.

  • 2
    1 January

    Thin, sweet and strongly floral. Smooth in aftertaste. Too sharp up front for me.

  • 3
    17 December 2017

    A little soft and light for me. A well-made whisky, sweet and light, but I would prefer a little more substance

  • 4
    27 November 2017

    A gift and what a joy - sip with a bite of Montezuma’s Absolutely Black 100% Cocoa chocolate

  • 5
    17 October 2017

    A smooth, woody finish. Pleasantly surprising!

  • 4
    29 July 2017

    A good whisky but far over priced. I also own the 12yo but really of you want a similar sweet complex experience then dont buy this. Buy the barbados 5yo plantation rum. I kid you not! its similar but ?25 and id actually say nicer than this nas offering

  • 4
    25 July 2017

    Bit light, but not too bad. Better off buying NAS Yamazaki for the price

  • 5
    19 July 2017

    The perfect whiskey for a true Japanese highball. Very refreshing

  • 5
    30 June 2017

    Excellent product, nice sweet taste compared to most other whiskeys. Would recommend to everyone

  • 5
    23 June 2017

    bought for my husband who loves it, even I liked the smell of it, the bottle is beautiful as well.

  • 5
    17 May 2017

    I'm sipping this as I type this, this is a very, very good whisky, it's hard to believe just how good Japan has become at producing whisky, I've tried this neat and also with a splash of water, I do prefer it neat, but it's such a good whisky either way. I love it.

  • 5
    24 March 2017

    The Hugh Jackman of whiskies. There's just no way you won't like it. For relaxing times... make it Suntory time!

  • 5
    20 February 2017

    Nice combination of spice and little sweet ness you feel like eating rather then drinking

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