Suntory Whisky revealed the new design of 2021 Limited Edition ‘Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky’. The limited-edition bottling pays tribute to the Ryusui-Hyakka (One-Hundred Flowers and Flowing Water).
The Japanese word “Hibiki” means “Resonance”, which honors the Harmony that lives between Nature and People. Suntory Whiskey introduced Hibiki whiskey to celebrate their 90th Anniversary of producing premium quality spirits. The name “Japanese Harmony” symbolized the infusion of nature and the twenty-four seasons of Japan’s traditional calendar. This is reflected in the 24 facets of its bottle’s design.
The design showcases the blossoms of the Japanese twenty-four seasons juxtaposed with the ever-changing flow of water that connects one passing season to another. The Japanese blossoms offer an exquisite and delicate appearance with different seasons. The design associates various seasons with blossoms like- “Plum Blossom” for “Spring”, “Japanese Iris” for “Summer”, “Japanese Maple” for “Autumn”, and “Camellia” for “Winter”. Each blossom is an exquisite, delicate creation evoking treasured memories, sensory pleasures, and emotions.
“Hibiki is a noble blend of innumerous malt and grain whiskies from Suntory’s acclaimed distilleries, and is embraced as an icon of Japanese luxury from the award-winning House of Suntory Whisky.”
“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.”By Jon Potter (managing Director of the House of Suntory)
Tasting Notes of Hibiki Japanese Harmony whisky
The official Tasting Notes of Hibiki Japanese Harmony whisky includes-
- COLOR: Amber
- NOSE: Rose, lychee, a hint of rosemary, mature woodiness, sandalwood
- PALATE: Honey like sweetness, candied orange peel, white chocolate
- FINISH: Subtle, tender long finish, with a hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak)
- BOTTLED AT: 43% ABV, 70 cl
The 2021 Hibiki Japanese Harmony whisky is available for a suggested retail price of $125 for a 750ml bottle.
About House of Suntory
The House of Suntory was founded by Shinjiro Torii in 1899. The foundation of House of Suntory depends on the vision: to craft quintessentially Japanese spirits that would suit the delicate palate of his people. “The Nature and Spirit of Japan” is the logo of Suntory Whisky. Today, House of Suntory is one of the leading spirits brands and is worldwide famous for its premium quality Japanese spirits. The distilleries under the House of Suntory include- CHITA DISTILLERY, HAKUSHU DISTILLERY, and YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY (YAMAZAKI. WHERE IT ALL BEGAN 1923).
The product range includes- “Roku” (THE JAPANESE CRAFT GIN),” Suntory Whisky Toki” (THE VIVID HARMONY WHERE OLD MEETS NEW), “Haku” (THE JAPANESE CRAFT VODKA), “Hibiki” (THE PARAGON OF JAPANESE WHISKY), “Chita” (THE SERENITY OF JAPANESE WHISKY), “Hakushu” (THE VERDANT JAPANESE WHISKY), and “Yamazaki”(THE PIONEER OF JAPANESE WHISKY). The Yamazaki Whisky from Suntory Whisky was recently announced as the winner in Drinks International’s “World’s Most Admiring Whiskies 2021”. House of Suntory has won prestigious awards which can be found on the official website.
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