Review #121. Hibiki Harmony

Review #121 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #8 – Hibiki Harmony

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


Distiller: Hibiki

Bottler: Hibiki

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample


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 it’s 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. It’s 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. It’s sweet, has no ethanol notes and smooooooooooth which explains why it’s all the range among many newcomers who want to start with the hottest thing.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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