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
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).

46 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    23 January

    Smooth, very pleasant – its a wonderful flavour. I loved it, even though I'm a vodka drinker normally.

  • 5
    18 December 2018

    I tried it about a year ago when the price was around 53 bucks in a local store. It's the first Japanese whisky I ever tried, and I tried a few afterweards but this one is my favourite. Excellent blend. Love the bottle, gorgeous. It's smooth and easy to drink but the way it's flavour opens up in your mouth makes for a great whisky experience. My first recommendation whenever somebody ask about Japanese whisky. I'm curious to try their aged stuff but it's price sadly skyrocketed recently.

  • 5
    16 October 2018

    Smooth. Pleasantly surprised!

  • 4
    15 October 2018

    Very smooth, just the blend of honey, vanilla and fruit.

  • 2
    9 October 2018

    I have been drinking whisky for many decades and while not an expert I have a fair experience of some of the higher cost versions of both Irish and Scottish malts. I was pleased with the spiciness, a bit alarmed at the sweetness and disappointed by the thinness of Hibiki Harmony on the palate.

  • 4
    26 September 2018

    Very smooth. Sweet vanilla to the nose. Very distinctive taste compared with American rye whisky, mild but lasting.

  • 5
    1 September 2018

    First whiskey I enjoyed too!

  • 5
    29 August 2018

    Just amazing – the first whisky I enjoyed.

  • 4
    26 August 2018

    Sweet citrus which gives way to spice and oak. A touch of water almost erases the citrus, making it sharp and spicy. Recommend neat or in a Japanese Highball.

  • 5
    20 August 2018

    Fantastic initial kick, beautiful smooth finish

  • 3
    6 August 2018

    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 2018

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

  • 5
    28 May 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    not bad, very smooth

  • 5
    21 April 2018

    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 2018

    Hibiki is a very smooth and mellow . Loved it.

  • 5
    30 March 2018

    Love this one. Very smooth.

  • 2
    1 January 2018

    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

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