Hibiki Harmony, as exceptionally described by its name, is an incredibly fine and smooth Japanese blend that you must try at least once in your life. This fine liquor is made from malt whiskies from the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries along with Chita distillery’s grain malt in 5 different cask types including but not limited to the American White Oak casks, Sherry casks, and Mizunara oak making it a diverse and flavorful experience.
To the nose, it appears fruity like lychees, red berries, and green apple with fresh notes of rosemary, sandalwood, and rose all balanced with what seem to be layers of honeyed sweetness. On the tongue, it has a delicate buttery effect with sweeter orange peel and caramel flavors complemented with aromatic sandalwood that later progresses to a more spicy-oaky taste. Hibiki is known for its tender and long finish with brown sugar, citrus peels, white grapes, some black pepper, and a detectable Mizunara influence.
This renowned spirit is not only famous for its excellent taste but also its nuanced 24- faceted design serving as an ode to the 24 traditional seasons in Japan. This well-rooted whisky has thus naturally been on the receiving end of numerous awards, The most prestigious ones of which being The Double Gold it bagged at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016, and another Gold it received in 2020 at the International Spirits Challenge.
By now you must have realized you need to try this, let us help you one step further and tell you how to drink it. Like any decent Japanese Whisky, You can try Hibiki Harmony neat, on the rocks, or consume it with equal ratios of whisky and water, or as people call it twice up. You must try it in a highball, or if you’re not a fan of carbonated blends in your whisky, try Mizuwari which is essentially a highball with water and whisky proportions instead of the unnecessary carbonation. So get this delicious spirit and spend a cozy night-in with good company!