Hibiki (whisky)

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Hibiki Japanese Harmony (700ml) and Hibiki 17 years old (50ml)

Hibiki is a premium blended whisky from the Japanese distiller Suntory.[1] It is a premium-category product, and has won several awards.[2]

"Hibiki" means "resonance"[3] or "echo" in Japanese.

The brand is available in several versions, including:[4]

  • Hibiki 12, 17, 21 and 30 years old, aged in umeshu casks.[5]
  • Hibiki Japanese Harmony, a blend of 10 malt and grain whiskies from three distilleries, aged in five different cask types (no age statement)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Extraordinary Art of Japanese Whisky". City A.M. May 1, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hibiki 21 wins World's Best Blended Whisky award". Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Swift, Rocky; Horie, Masatsugu (March 22, 2009). "Whiskey War: Japan's Hibiki Vies Scotch Brands for Sales, Awards". Bloomberg News. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hibiki products page, Suntory company website.
  5. ^ Locke, Michelle (August 9, 2010). "Consumers pushing beyond sake to Japanese whiskies". Bloomberg Businessweek. Associated Press. Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ Bettridge, Jack (December 31, 2015). "A Year of Surprises". Wine Spectator.