Hibiki BLOSSOM Harmony 2022 (86pf)
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Hibiki Blossom Harmony Limited Edition was made when the Suntory blenders married Hibiki liquid with Sakura cask finished whisky, allowing us the opportunity to explore their fine craftsmanship from a completely new angle. The resulting liquid is smooth, gentle and moreish, with the light fruits and creaminess of Hibiki whisky merging seamlessly with the gentle floral tones and light spices imparted by the Sakura cask.
For the new 2022 release, they have taken the same approach and, as expected, it’s smooth, gentle and moreish, with the light fruits and creaminess of Hibiki whisky merging seamlessly with the gentle floral tones and light spices imparted by the Sakura cask. The end result is a unique, memorable drinking experience and a whisky that is well worth telling your friends about.
The Blossom Harmony release blends Suntory’s Hibiki whisky with whisky that has been finished in barrels made from sakura trees, or Japanese cherry blossom trees. According to the press statement about this limited release, this would be the first Suntory whisky to be aged in sakura barrels. Each bottle comes packaged in a gift box, decorated with a modern cherry blossom design.
Launched in 2022, Hibiki Blossom Harmony is a blend of malt and grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Chita distilleries. Crafted by fifth-generation Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo, the whisky was finished in cherry-picked sakura (Japanese cherry) casks that imparted the spirit with delicate floral and spicy aromas. Bottled at 86 proof in 2022, the whisky is a limited-edition release.
The first of these is the second installment of the Hibiki Blossom Harmony, a new expression that first hit shelves in May of last year and quickly sold out due to high demand.
Over the years, Hibiki Whisky has picked up a plethora of awards at international spirits competitions around the world, even winning the most prestigious accolades on a number of occasions. The expressions are some of the smoothest you’ll find on the market today and the aromas and flavors inside each bottle work together in harmonious fashion to create a drinking experience that is not easily forgotten.
The new 2022 release, they have taken the same approach and, as expected, it’s smooth, gentle and moreish, with the light fruits and creaminess of Hibiki whisky merging seamlessly with the gentle floral tones and light spices imparted by the Sakura cask. The end result is a unique, memorable drinking experience and a whisky that is well worth telling your friends about.
This limited-edition Japanese whisky was crafted by Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo. The blend of malt and grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Chita distilleries was finished in sakura (Japanese cherry) casks, imparting the harmonious spirit with gentle floral and spicy notes.
Hibiki Whisky was launched in 1989 as a celebration of Suntory's 90th anniversary. Today, the brand celebrates the art of blending through a lineup of harmonious whiskies that are among the most highly awarded Japanese whiskies in the world.
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In February 1899, Shinjiro Torii opened a store in Osaka, Japan, that traded in imported wines. Within a decade, Torii began producing his own sweet grape wine called Akadama Port Wine, which became wildly popular throughout the country. In 1923, Torri — fascinated by whisky his entire life — decided to expand his business and began constructing the Yamazaki Distillery, Japan's first-ever whisky distillery.
Although inspired by traditional Scottish distilleries, Torii envisioned a uniquely Japanese approach to whisky and chose a location for his distillery that offered a climate and terrain utterly different from those of Scotland. Nestled on the periphery of Kyoto, Yamazaki Distillery is situated at the confluence of three rivers — the Katsura, Uji, and Kizu — that provide the warm, damp environment ideal for the production and maturation of whisky.
Fifty years after the construction of Yamazaki Distillery, Keizo Saji inherited his father's vision and constructed Suntory's second distillery. Situated amidst the deep forests of Mount Kaikomagatake in Japan's southern Alps, the Hakushu Distillery enjoys a unique microclimate as a result of being surrounded by nearly 6,000 varieties of plants and thousand-year-old granite rocks.
About Japanese Whisky
Although maybe not be the first Spirit you would think of when Japan is mentioned; the Japanese make one of the best types of whisky in the world. It’s heavily influenced by scotch but with smoother and delicate notes.
The history of the Japanese whisky is not even a century old, but in this short time, the Japanese blended and single malts have taken over the world by storm and can easily go against their whisk(e)y counterparts from across the globe.