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Hibiki

Hibiki
Harmony Blended Japanese Whisky

Category: Japanese Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 43%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$64.99

Hibiki
Harmony Blended Japanese Whisky

Category: Japanese Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 43%
Gold color. Aromas of sweet corn, cantaloupe, malted milk ball, lemon zest, and lanolin with a velvety, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, cheery graham cracker, peach tea, meringue, and toasted rice finish. An easy-drinking whisky for refreshing highballs.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: sweet corn, cantaloupe, malted milk ball, lemon zest, and lanolin
Taste Flavor: graham cracker, peach tea, meringue, and toasted rice
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey and Soda, Whiskey Smash
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking whisky for refreshing highballs.

The Producer

Suntory International Corporation

The Producer
7 times Square 21th Floor
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 212-891-6600

Their Portfolio

Japanese Blended Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Outside of Scotland, there may be no other country that produces as many great whiskeys as Japan. A few natives began producing whiskeys in Japan in the early 20th century, and armed with knowledge from time spent in Scotland learning their craft, blended whiskeys were born in Japan. Single malts did no come about in Japan until the late 20th century and today they are regarded as among the finest in the world.

The finest Japanese single malts are aged for a lengthy period, from 12-18 years. Styles vary from relatively light to more full-bodied with a peaty quality very much in the style of a single malt Scotch. Flavors range from honeyed cereal to brown spices, leather and tobacco. The quality is outstanding; these are meant to be sipped and enjoyed with a cigar after dinner.

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