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Suntory is Launching a Limited-Edition Hibiki Japanese Harmony Bottle for the Holidays

September 19, 2018, 6:04 PM UTC
Beam Suntory

If you’ve started making that holiday wish list, Suntory just announced something you might want to add to the top of the list: a specially-designed limited-edition bottle of Hibiki Japanese Harmony honoring its 30th anniversary.

The bottle itself is inspired by a traditional kimono pattern and is embellished with the tabane-noshi, a Japanese symbol of celebration that has been added to precious gifts since ancient times.

“Since the brand was first established, Hibiki has been a representation of Japanese art and design,” said Takahiro Itoga, senior global brand director at Beam Suntory. “This specially-designed bottle honors that spirit, utilizing traditional Japanese symbols to create a design representing both celebration and shared happiness. The bottle in and of itself is a work of art.”

As for the whiskey inside, Suntory describes Hibiki Japanese Harmony as having a honey-like sweetness with hints of candied orange peel and white chocolate. The finish is subtle, with a hint of Japanese oak.

The bottle will be available in the United States for a suggested retail price of $100.

Japanese while has seen a significant rise in popularity in recent years leading to a shortage of Japanese whiskies in the market and a significant rise in the price of nicer whiskies from the country.