Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2024

700 ml / 43%

¥27,500¥28,000

Suntory’s limited-edition Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2024 boasts a complex blend with rare sakura cask-finished whiskies, resulting in a smooth taste with floral notes. The beautiful packaging reflects the art of Yobitsugi, symbolizing harmony. Enjoy it neat, with soda, or paired with Japanese sweets for a unique experience.

SKU: N/A Categories: ,

Description

Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2024 Bottling Note

Suntory’s Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2024 is a limited-edition Japanese whisky, joining their ongoing Blossom Harmony series renowned for exquisite blends and beautiful packaging. This expression features a complex blend of various aged whiskies alongside rare whiskies finished in sakura casks. The result is a harmonious and smooth taste profile complemented by a rich and refreshing aftertaste. Opening the bottle reveals a captivating floral aroma reminiscent of springtime blossoms.

The unique character of the Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2024 is further accentuated by a long-aged grain base that undergoes additional aging in “sakura casks” crafted from cherry wood. These casks impart a pure and floral character to the whisky, evoking notes of cherry blossoms and fragrant olive. The overall taste is clear and beautiful, featuring a soft sweetness akin to acacia honey and La France pear. The blend maintains the signature harmony characteristic of Hibiki while incorporating the distinct character of the sakura cask-finished whisky.

Inspiration for the packaging of Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2024 draws from the Japanese art of Yobitsugi, a technique of joining pieces of different vessels together with gold. This concept resonates with the Hibiki philosophy, where the individuality of each whisky contributes to a beautifully harmonious blend. The bottle features a combination of auspicious symbols, including the paulownia bamboo phoenix (peace), the cherry blossom (bountiful harvest), and the peony (wealth and nobility). This creates a visually stunning design that adds a festive touch to any celebration.

For a refreshing experience, Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2024 pairs well with soda in a 1:2 ratio, allowing the floral notes from the sakura cask-aged whisky to bloom. After dinner, enjoy it on the rocks alongside Japanese sweets for a delightful combination of sweet and savory flavors. The gentle, well-rounded taste of the whisky complements the deep sweetness of anko (red bean paste) and wasanbon sugar, while the savory aroma of kinako (soybean flour) adds an intriguing layer of complexity.

Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2024 Tasting Note

Nose: The Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2024 opens with a fragrant floral aroma dominated by cherry blossom and fragrant olive, hinting at its underlying smoothness with notes of vanilla and acacia honey.

Palate: The first sip carries over these floral notes, mingling with a touch of spice and subtle oak. The influence of the sakura cask adds a delicate elegance, balanced by a rich malt foundation, creating a complex experience on the palate.

Finish: A surprisingly long and lingering finish features fading floral notes, giving way to a refined sweetness reminiscent of La France pear and sakura mochi, concluding with a gentle warming alcohol presence.

Overall: This masterfully balanced whisky showcases delicate sakura cask florals alongside Hibiki’s signature smoothness. A complex dram that begs to be savored neat, it also shines with soda, highlighting the vibrant floral character. A must-try for enthusiasts, especially those who appreciate a touch of floral elegance.

Product details

Weight 2.0 kg
Box

With box, With box (damaged)

Name

Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2024

Distillery/Brand

Suntory / Hibiki

Classification

Japanese whisky

Style

Blended whisky

Region

Japan

Age

NAS (No Age Statement)

Cask Type

Blend of various casks, including ex-bourbon, ex-sherry, and Sakura casks (cherry wood)

Volume

700 ml

Alcohol

43%

Released

2024

Availability

Limited edition

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2024”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Whisky Category