Hibiki Japanese Harmony

Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Whisky Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Country Japan
Type Blend
Cask American Oak,Japanese Oak,Sherry
Abv 43%
Rating 83/100
Reviews of Hibiki Japanese Harmony
says on July 15, 2022
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

wellbalanced japanese blend

Nose

berries, apple, honey

Palate

spicy oak, different berries, flowers

Finish

citrus peels and white pepper with vanilled oak

says on March 9, 2022
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Old gold

General description

unique. its crisp and floral with tons of fruit. peach, apple, lemon zest. a nice subtle smoke and a white wine tinge on the finish. scotch-like but completely different. definitely a step up from Toki

says on December 20, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Kwiaty,, dąb wanilia, w smaku nieco ściągające, dobrze schowany alkohol. W skrócie dobrze ułożone ale bez szalu

says on May 31, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep copper

General description

Hang on! Am I going to say a good thing about non-scotch whisky? And by good I mean not ‘drinkable’, but ‘hardly drinkable, tart, growing, non-banal’. Apparently, I am.
 
It seemed to be banal and much reminding their cheapest segment release with its vanilla, cinnamon, mustiness and a touch of hay on the nose. Meanwhile, the palate is a tartest oily bitter orange, accompanied by prunes, cinnamon and a decent amount of smoke; expectedly converting everything to orange zest and apple seeds in the finish, and unexpectedly – to sagebrush and black pepper. Being hardly drinkable and too tart to be banal, this blend grows on you.
 
So, what now? After giving a high appraisal to a non-scotch whisky I have enough positive karma to go and kill some 30-40 million people.

Nose

Vanilla, a bit of cinnamon, musty, a touch of hay.

Palate

Oily, very tart orange, prunes, cinnamon, rather smoky. Bitter.

Finish

Orange zest, apple seeds, a touch of sagebrush and black pepper.

says on March 31, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

Japanese blend matured in American Oak, Mizunara, ex-bourbon casks

Nose

floral, spice, oak, honey, green hay, tropical fruit

Palate

delicate, balanced, oaky, candied orange peel, honey sweetness, nice mouth feel

Finish

white pepper, drying

says on March 7, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

I think I overpaid for what it is, but I did enjoy the nice floral notes

says on February 5, 2021
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Color: Amber

General description

Little boring

says on January 27, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Haju: hieman tamminen,vaniljainen hedelmäinen
Maku: hunaja, hedelmäinen hieman tammisen mausteinen

says on January 23, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Alcohol nose mixed with oak. Heavy oak wood taste. Little bitter finish.

says on December 24, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

Nose: nice smell of sandal wood (or is it Mizunara?), hint of fruit
Taste: starts sweet ending spicy, honey, white chocolate
Finish: short, creamy, spicy

says on December 16, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Starts w promising flowery, light nose and early palate, but mid palate never delivers the body, character required at this price point.

says on November 3, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Maybe it's my Mose and mouth, need to try it once more, but for now it's nothing ill buy again. To weak and "perfect", nothing happens... 🙄🙄

says on October 26, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Mycket fin doft och en nästan smörig smak. Spännande och trevlig

Nose

Mycket fin, sommaräng

Palate

Smörig, mild, god

Finish

En söt kick men något kort och det händer inte så mycket

says on August 26, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

I really wanted to like this one but having trouble. Nose is beautifully sweet with honey, green apple, oak, and floral notes. The palate is what gets me. It still has a bit of sweetness and floral notes, but heavy on the oak and a grainy flavor I just can't figure out. It's a bit off-putting. The finish goes back to being decent. No burn on this so its an easy drinker, I just need to figure out what flavor on the palate is bothering me. Hopefully if I let it sit on my shelf for a bit, my palate or the whiskey changes and it will be a bit more enjoyable.

says on August 25, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Nose: subtle grain, floral nuances, fruit nougat, black pepper ethanol.

Palate: delicate oak and rose water, light grains, sweet pear and gentle vanilla/honey/caramel malts

As I pair this with my sushi lunch (just to qualify any misnomers) the heat turns a bit to a mild smokiness. Very pleasant finish that holds decently. This is my first stab at a Japanese whisky and I ain’t complaining. I was surprised how enjoyable it was even while eating.

says on July 21, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

vanilla and honey, smooth finish

says on June 28, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Balanced, complex

says on June 22, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Xiang

says on June 12, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

on the nose, floral, malty, some almonds, vanilla and orange's,
on the palate, spicy, sweet vanilla and floral notes,
on the finish, a sharp edge, peppery, somewhat dry

says on May 22, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Subtle with floral, vanilla and honey notes. A little smoke too. Feels light yet rich at the same time. Very nice whiskey.

says on April 10, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Very smooth and elegant. The name Japanese Harmony brings the point!

says on March 28, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Amber

General description

Sweet, honey and orange blossom, light oak finish. Delicious!

says on March 27, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

sweet subtle Nose, Lychee and floral notes
sweet, full taste of oranges/honey and some flowers
longer finish, soft, some spices

says on March 5, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sweet caramel, wood, hiney, lichti

says on February 29, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

hints of vanilla and honey. light with a small spice.

Nose

vanilla, caramel

Palate

honey, smoky spice

Finish

black pepper,

says on January 20, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

On my second bottle. A great expression of a cross between an unsherried Scotch and an Irish. Have had numerous bourbon drinkers find enjoyment in this bottle. It can be a bit pricer at certain times of the year but worth a dram.

says on December 16, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Amber

General description

Been wanting to try this for a while.. It's not very complex, but what it does have is elegance, it doesn't overwhelm, but is very easy to drink. Very well done.

Nose

very oaky, Ample amounts of honey, hints of vanilla throughout

Palate

orange peel, very sweet, honey notes are there

Finish

honey and oak fade slowly away... slightly floral

says on December 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Color: Amber

General description

Nice, but its overpriced. its not very complicated, but its worth to try thing

says on November 30, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep gold

General description

Overpriced.
Not so much going on

Nose

Honey, fruity, apples and vanilla.

Palate

Thin, subtle.
Oaky, vanilla, fruity.
Too gentle and smooth for my taste.

Finish

Not impressing finish.
Citrus, sweet, caramel and vanilla

says on November 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 72/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

short, sweet, simple, alcohol

Nose

alcohol, slight floral

Palate

alcoholic, not smooth

says on October 29, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Apple honey caramel vanilla oak spice citrus

says on October 23, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Floral on the nose, honey on the palette.

says on October 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

The bottle is an eyecatcher. Nose is sweet and fruity. Taste is honey, floral and some spice in the finish. Elegant and light whiskey. A lot of fruit for a blend.

says on August 22, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Definitely has a lot more floral notes than other whiskeys I have tried. and the price isn't paid for something of this quality.

says on July 22, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very smooth. Sweet towards the finish, a bit tangy at first just a hint of smokiness.

says on April 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

sweet caramel leads to walnut, light fruit, melon, honey, and a little bit of earth. it's sweet, but not overpowering

says on April 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Very smooth, but a bit too sweet for anything more then a single dram.

says on March 25, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Needs time in the glass as it's a bit sour to start with. Was expecting better. needs water

Nose

Brown sugar, rum, acetone, a hint of sherry.

Palate

Typical grain alcohol vapours. Hints of vinegar at first. A little creamy but not at first.

Finish

a little dry and peppery

says on March 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 72/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Rice, fruit and subtle oak notes

says on March 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Some notes of peat follow flowers and honey like sweetness as well as oaky vanilla. this whisky is different every time I go back to it, an absolute joy to drink.

says on March 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 88/100
Color: Amber

General description

Pleasant and complex nose. Burst of flavors on the nose and palate. Sweetness, complexity, long finish..

says on February 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Pale gold

General description

Japanese whisky - smooth and slightly rum- like in the finish

Nose

Oak, vanilla

Palate

Smooth, rum, oak,

Finish

Spice, rum, sweetness, medium finish

says on February 2, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Typically Japanese whiskey. Smooth and slightly complex. Good blend.

says on January 24, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Burnished

General description

perfect

says on January 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 66/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Pretty basic whisky.

says on December 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Der beste fruchtige Blended Whiskey ohne Altersangabe.

says on December 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Lot of oak, some caramel. Sweet and smooth but still a good bite.

says on December 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

love it. really easy to drink

says on December 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Nice blend, smells of rum. Complex flavour, apricots, hay, vanilla

says on November 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

a great, perfectly balanced greeting to the intricate Japanese whiskeys.

says on October 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

fruit or floral. round taste.

Nose

great smell from an empty glass

says on October 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sweet with light smoke, smooth

says on October 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Fruity, a bit smokey, just enougg. Amazing blend. Must have for your collection at home.

says on October 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 68/100
Color: Amber

General description

Very fruity but a bit smoky for me. Complex in a good way. The good part of the finish was way too short, while the less desirable notes lingered a bit too long. Ice chips brought out sweetness. Good whisky but this is a bar pour for me. This is no where near worth the $65/bottle NC price. Much better drams out there for that price.

says on October 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Gin clear

General description

De Hibiki Harmony is wat ik graag als
de Japanse topper wil noemen.
Ligt maar vol van smaak en een heerlijke afdronk.

says on September 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

On the nose it is mostly vegetal and green: herbal and floral, on the taste the floral notes return and I get unripe banana, pear, vanilla, cherry and white chocolate, the finish is mostly sherry and a slight peat smoke, but that isn't the most obvious thing.

says on August 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

purchased a bottle is Harmony because the normal Japanesese single .alt was not available at the time.
pleasantly surprised flavor. l returned looking for a second bottle and found that it is a seasonal and not a product made routinely.

says on August 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Sharp in the nose, but very pleasant and spicy to drink. Ends with a slightly earthy tone, almost bitter. Great overal whisky

says on July 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Light.

says on July 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A very nice surprise. Excelente taste.

says on July 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

easy light whiskey. floral and light tropical fruit on the nose. palate has the same light fruits. pears apples pineapple. slight oak and a hint of pepper on the short finish

says on June 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smooth, fruity and balanced.

says on June 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

I was expecting more from this one after getting to know Japanese whisky first with Nikka whisky from the barrel. This Hibiki lacked what to me should set the japanese whisky apart from the mass, that something unique was missing here. That said it is still a decent drink, not much wrong with it. Lighter side of whisky in every way, subtle nose and rather easy palet.

says on June 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Amber

General description

Really nice and smooth.

says on May 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Real smooth and nice lasting flavour, hints of white chocolate!

says on May 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice fresh floral scent and Sherry comes through in the taste which was overly sweet to me. Smooth through the medium finish which bring some oak and honey.

says on May 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

good whiskey, never had Japanese whiskey before. Glad I started here.

Nose

soft , simple, needs time to open

Palate

subtle fruits, oily

Finish

slow, then brings it

says on May 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A great blend. Very smooth. Scotchy.

says on May 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 74/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

fine

says on April 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Very smooth, no burn, fantastic finish.

says on April 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 61/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Easy, smooth, but not for me.

says on March 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Kinda spicy on the front with citrus notes along side. Smooth flavor with no noteworthy aftertatste.

says on March 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Light and pleasant as Sakura blooming festival. This whisky is a perfect choice for a fresh spring evening. Well balanced with some sweet notes. Never disappoints yet not a top notch experience.

says on March 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Nice smooth finish. Great blend to start with.

says on March 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Burnished

General description

smooth, light, japanese sipping scotch. great for beginners.

says on February 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

If you see this get it... You will not be disappointed

says on January 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Very surprising taste great. for me being New I found this a great

says on January 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

One of my favorites, certainly at this price

says on November 6, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Extra smooth sipping scotch.
My current favorite blend.

says on October 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

overpriced but good

says on October 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

not a fan. nose is pungent and taste is of 12 year old scotch.

says on July 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

This whiskey is inferior to its predecessor and suffers from the drop in quality associated with the increased demand for Japanese whiskey. Still for under $50 this whiskey is very drinkable.

says on July 20, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Sweet and fruity, floral notes. Good blended Whisky but too overpriced.

says on July 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 68/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

I was far from blown away by this one. I can think of many whiskies I would buy instead for this price.

says on May 23, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amber

General description

If you can't find or afford the Hibiki 17 years, this is the one to go to. Awesome blend.

says on May 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

richtig gut Floral mit dezenter süße richtig klasse für ein blendet

says on February 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Amber

General description

Simple and yet a blend with character. Typical Japanese style which is not high in alcohol and Direct in flavours. Not complex Straightforward.

says on January 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Best blend from Japan.

says on January 6, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnished

General description

full flavour, deep taste. has a little bit of thickness to it. great whiskey

says on November 27, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Interessanter, fruchtiger Whisky

says on August 5, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Amber

General description

Very floral and fruity, a good summer whisky.

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Flavour profile

  • Oak
  • Sweet
  • Spice
  • Honey
  • Floral
  • Apple
  • Cinnamon
  • Orange
  • Fruit
  • Lemon
  • Nice
  • Light
  • Sherry
  • Pear
  • Malt
  • Bitter
  • Vanilla
  • Clean
  • Caramel
  • Strong
  • Pepper
  • Grain
  • Fresh
  • White pepper
  • Cider
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