Suntory, the iconic Japanese whisky distillery, continues its legacy of excellence with the release of two captivating whiskies, marking their centennial celebration. The star of the show is the limited-edition Hibiki 21-Year-Old, a tribute to craftsmanship and tradition. This exquisite blend showcases the artistry of Suntory’s chief blender, Shinji Fukuyo, who skillfully harnessed the distinctive flavors of Japanese mizunara oak. The palate delights with sweet floral notes, spiced sandalwood, and agarwood, leading to a long finish with mizunara undertones. With a suggested retail price of $5,000, it’s a collector’s dream, though it might command even more in the wild.
But there’s more to savor in the form of the anniversary edition of Hibiki Harmony. While the liquid remains unchanged, its label beautifully embodies Japan’s seasons and the bridge between past, present, and future. Expect a palate graced by honey, candied orange peel, and white chocolate, followed by a touch of mizunara on the finish. This harmonious gem comes at a much more accessible price point, with a suggested retail price of $200. For those seeking Suntory’s other renowned spirits, including Roku Gin, Haku Vodka, and Toki Japanese Whisky, ReserveBar offers an enticing selection.