Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a blend of Japanese malt and grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. Presented in the brand's trademark 24-faceted bottle representing the Japanese seasons, this is light, approachable and moreish with enticing notes of orange peel and white chocolate.
Beguiling aromas of apricots, orange blossom and marmalade, bolstered by subtle spiciness, too – cinnamon and clove. Elegant and seductive.
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.
The spiciness takes over from the fruit and lingers, along with a little barrel char.
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.
- 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).