|ORIGIN: JAPAN||TYPE: WHISKY|
|SIZE: 700 ML||ALC: 43.00%|
Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2021 featured a blend of standard Hibiki with sakura cask finished whiskies. Cherry blossoms are the most revered of all the blooms in Japan, and the excuse for the two-week party called ‘Hanami’. This literally means flower viewing, which sounds very sophisticated, but, well, is actually a two-week piss up.
COLOR: Classic Amber.
Floral obviously. Sakura and sakura mochi (a type of Japanese dessert) dominate. Hints of olive and kumquat. Very enticing and inviting.
A burst of cherry cake, cherry pie and the Cadbury’s Cherry Ripe. Expansive mouthfeel. Rounded, with honey, pear and caramel.
FINISH: Rich, lingering, floral and refreshing.