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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

House Of Suntory Announces Limited-Edition Design Bottle Of Hibiki Japanese Harmony

I don't write a ton about Japanese Whiskey on this site, but I absolutely fell in love with this bottle. 

The House of Suntory (Beam Suntory - Jim Beam brands merged with the House of Suntory to create Beam Suntory) has announced a limited edition bottle of Hibiki Japanese Harmony adorned with painted flowers and flowing ribbons of water to represent the vital force of Japan's everchanging twenty-four seasons.

Jon Potter, Managing Director of the House of Suntory says:
The iconic Hibiki bottle has always been a representation of Japanese art and design, as represented by the many limited-edition series over the past ten years. This specially-designed bottle is not only the continuation of this artistic expression, it honors Hibiki and Suntory's ethos to live in Harmony with nature. In 2021, this philosophy may echo with the world more than ever.

The Hibiki Japanese Harmony will check in with a $125 MSRP with a proof of 86 (43% alcohol by volume) and contains the following tasting notes:

Tasting Notes

Nose: Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary, mature woodiness, sandalwood
Taste: Honey-like sweetness, candied orange peel, white chocolate
Finish: Subtle, tender long finish, with hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak)

My Take

I like to have a variety of different alcohols on hand with the thought that guests may prefer different spirits than I do. The problem with that is I'm super introverted and I never have people over. However, that won't stop me from buying this bottle if I see it in the wild. It's absolutely gorgeous and I don't have any Japanese Whiskey on hand at the moment. There is no guarantee that we'll have it in Ohio, but there is a listing on the State website for Hibiki at a price of $124.99 so.... fingers crossed. 

What do you think? Drop a note in the comments below. 

Source: Beam Suntory

1 comment:

  1. I missed this post! I love the Hibiki Harmony and would kill to have this bottle in my collection.