Suntory Hibiki Japanese Harmony Sample

3cl / 43%
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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.
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Blended Whisky

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

Product name

Suntory Hibiki Harmony



  • 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).

28 Customer Reviews

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  • 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

  • 5
    1 January 2017

    A fantastic whisky. An incredible result considering how young it is. I loves how mellow and lingering the intricate flavours were. Will certainly be buying another bottle of this soon

  • 5
    9 December 2016

    Forget all the 1,2,3 and 4 stars. This is a 5 stars whisky. Sure, for some people, it might be too young, too sweet or too smooth but it is definitely one of the very best. I have tried so many whiskies and this is unbelievable stuff! You will agree with me once you have tried it.

  • 4
    1 December 2016

    I'd agree with the sentiments of the other reviews. Very orangey and not a pleasant aftertaste neat. But different drink with a splash of water. Much better with the old h2o. Not the best from Japan but worth a look

  • 3
    17 October 2016

    Young wet oak, very floral, decadent marmalade, spice, vanilla, sugar sweet but thin, short finish. Nice sweet & spicy taste with wood and flowers for aroma. I bit thin and the finish I'd short. Complexity seems to stop at the nose and the taste is a bit of a sweet mess. Reminds me of a brandy. My rating comes down to this. Am I excited to run to my kitchen and gave another dram of it? No. Would I buy it again? Nope.

  • 4
    21 September 2016

    On the nose, it was rich but controlled. Not a trace of alcohol. Big gluey oak note up front, behind it, some spicy wood, some orange, and some vanilla in the depths. The palate is somewhat thinner than expected and is highlighted by oranges, there's also a bit of a soapy note, and some toffee. The finish is the only detraction for me. Just kind of vanishes on the finish. Overall though, it beats a lot of single malts I have had in the price range ($60usd).

  • 4
    25 June 2016

    This is a rather pleasant blend, with just the right amount of sweetness, and rather smooth; I was rather surprised to read that it was a 43%, as I would not have guessed so otherwise. The one nitpick I have is the price: it runs the same cost as a bottle of a good single-malt, and it lacks an age statement.

  • 4
    16 May 2016

    "Nose" (undiluted) Buttery, floral, bergamot oranges, sherry, sandalwood/exotic oak. "Palate" (undiluted) Sweet up front, orange slices, blood oranges, raspberries, citrus, pomegranate, golden tree sap. "Finish" (undiluted) Pineapple, spiced malt notes interspersed with milk chocolate moving to drying grapefruit notes. Part my lips and exhale and some smoke emerges. "Verdict" In a blind taste test, this could easily be mistaken for a young (e.g. 8-10 yr old) single malt. There is no graininess or imbalance of flavors that is present with so many blended whiskies. No bite or offensive alcohol notes here. Hibiki Japanese Harmony is indeed harmonious. Initially quite sweet, but it does dry up a bit by the finish, but not by much. This is a sweet whisky overall. It works for me. If you like Dalwhinnie, Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or, Cragganmore 12 and Glenfiddich 15 Solera, then you will find Hibiki Harmony is in your wheelhouse.

  • 3
    17 March 2016

    japanese blend

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