Hibiki Japanese Harmony encapsulates the harmony that exists between Japanese nature and people. Harmony is a meticulous blend of the finest select whiskies from the House of Suntory Whisky. It is a symphony of at least ten malt and grain whiskies, aged in five different types of casks, from Suntory's Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Chita distilleries. The Suntory Whisky blending team is led by third-generation Master Blender and great-grandson of the founder, Shingo Torii, and fourth Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo.
American White Oak malt whiskies create a solid base. The rare Mizunara (Japanese oak) and sherry cask malt whiskies are the dressing. The smoky malt whiskies enact as subtle accents to create depth and further complexity. Grain whiskies from Suntory's Chita distillery act as the "dashi," or broth, to complete the personality of the malt whiskies and enhance their overall harmony.
This is an amber colored whisky with a nose of rose, lychee, mature woodiness, sandalwood, and a hint of rosemary. On the palate, a honeylike sweetness unfolds with flavors of candied orange peel and white chocolate before a subtle, tender long finish with a hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak). Hibiki Japanese Harmony is extremely versatile. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, blended with water, or mixed as a cocktail, the harmony of this blend remains complete. We recommend it be enjoyed with a hand-carved iceball for the ultimate Japanese whisky experience. (from the distiller)