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Hibiki Harmony

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  • Distiller:

    Hibiki

  • Bottler:

    Hibiki

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The denouement is fresh and clean — an enjoyable break from the rush of flavors that arrive when it first hits the tongue.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The smokiness comes forward at the first sip, wrapping around a core of oak and vanilla custard and finishing long, with a mouthwatering bitter chocolate note.
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  • Raided Score: 62
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Again, who am I, but this is disappointing, given the makers’ huge reputation. Young and oaked, more or less to blends what Laphroaig Select is to peaty Islays. But again, only one man’s opinion.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: Lingering, Mizunara impact with coconut, flowers and orange like citrus.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: While I was hoping for a deeper complexity in this whiskey it is hard to fault its wonderful flavor and balance. Not many producers can create such a light and energetic whiskey without sacrificing its finish
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: All-in-all there’s nothing wrong with the Harmony, I’m just struggling to get a whole lot out of it which makes its high price difficult to manage.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The whisky is smooth with no burn on a medium length finish, backed by lasting notes of oak and more honey. This is one that could be enjoyed either neat or on the rocks.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: [The finish] is long and smooth with lingering notes of cinnamon, sandalwood, coconut, and tropical touches of kiwi fruit and grilled pineapple. Very complex and interesting!
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: A touch of smoke comes along in the mid-palate, before fruits and caramelized coffee biscuits. Water allows the flavors to flood the palate. Exemplary blending skills and classically Hibiki.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's sweet, has no ethanol notes and smooooooooooth which explains why its all the rage among many newcomers who want to start with the hottest thing.
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  • Intro:

    A hyped release in the current hottest trend: whiskey anyone can palate.

  • Nose:

    Vanilla, melons and vine fruit: cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, etc. It's fruity, aromatic and light all around. No ethanol whatsoever

  • Taste:

    The mouth feel is very thin, and its incredibly gentle. There's more vanilla, some sugary sweet and then a blast of more fruits. I hate the word smooth, but there's no denying it. This is just smooth. Not a whole ton going on here. Its sweet, thin and unoffensive.

  • Finish:

    Short, mild and fruity. There's a lot of butterscotch in this one, much like some Nikka I used to have a bottle of.

  • Overall:

    This is easily a one note dram. Its sweet, has no ethanol notes and smooooooooooth which explains why its all the range among many newcomers who want to start with the hottest thing.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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