Review #121 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #8 – Hibiki Harmony
The Schtick: A hyped release in the current hottest trend: whiskey anyone can palate.
ABV: 43% ABV
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.
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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