Japan’s new Scotch-type whisky surprises and delights


Japan is known, among many other things, for its delicate paintings and its impressively ritualistic tea ceremony. But seldom in the U.S. for its whiskies.

Recently a long-time Japanese whisky maker merged with a famous U.S. group called Beam to form a new entity called Beam Suntory. The original Japanese company had been studying and implementing Scottish distilling techniques since 1923. But now they have a strong “in” to American tastes. After extensive experimenting, Beam Suntary has brought to market a whisky totally in tune with the Japanese style but informed with the experience of the Beam family (makers of Jim Beam, etc.) and the know-how of Scottish experts. It’s known as Hibiki Suntory Japanese Harmony Whisky, and it’s all about beautiful blending.
Beautiful cut-glass decanter shows off the amber liquid
Beautiful cut-glass decanter shows off the amber liquid

Recently at a lovely modern venue in West Loop known as Morgan’s on Fulton, the Beam Suntory company showcased this latest innovative liquor. Packaged in a beautiful cut-glass decanter with 24 cuts to match what the Japanese know as 24 seasons, this light, delicate, oaky (it’s aged in 5 different types of casks) but harmoniously blended whisky is likely to bring a smile to the face of Scotch lovers and bourbon lovers as well as whiskey lovers. It’s delicate without being the least bit fragile (aromas of rose, lychee, rosemary and sandalwood, and notes of sweet candied orange peel and white chocolate on the palate). And it worked beautifully in several mixed cocktails served at the event. And then, Japanese attention to detail was apparent in the way the whisky was presented unmixedwith a hand-carved ball of pristinely clear ice in each glass. This method preserves the flavor and aroma by preventing too much melting to dilute the liquor–and it looks really cool. They make the ice in large square cubes, and the bartender hand-chips it into a ball.

Artist's depiction of Hibiki Japanese Harmony Bar
Artist’s depiction of Hibiki Japanese Harmony Bar

It’s a beautiful sight, the glistening super-clear ice in the pale honey-amber-colored whisky. But they set it off even more by presenting a multimedia, interactive visual display known as the Hibiki® Japanese Harmony™ Bar. This fully immersive, interactive experience  is the first of its kind in the world. It takes guests on a journey through the richness of the Japanese seasons, the moving pictures of paintings (all by famous Japanese artist Shinsuke Kawahara) activated by each of eight participants picking up his or her glass and swirling it. Fluttering butterflies in spring and leaves in fall, snowflakes in winter and flowers and sunshine in summer. Each season was accompanied by appropriate Japanese-tinged musical interludes. The lights in the room were turned down so the visual presentation took center stage.

Leave it to the Japanese to create this exquisite way to enjoy a drink. Get some of this beautiful whisky for yourself (retail ~$65) or as a gift for a really good friend.


349 thoughts on “Japan’s new Scotch-type whisky surprises and delights”

  1. Pingback: Painters Honolulu
  2. Pingback: online weed shop
  3. Pingback: m88cvf
  4. Pingback: soieplus.fr
  5. Pingback: langtufx scam
  6. Pingback: fun88asia
  7. Pingback: bk8 link
  8. Pingback: mot88bet
  9. Pingback: sàn forex
  10. Pingback: fb88vn
  11. Pingback: sbobet 365
  12. Pingback: jbovn.com
  13. Pingback: keonhacai homnay
  14. Pingback: bk8live
  15. Pingback: 파워볼사이트
  16. Pingback: vaobong88
  17. Pingback: 카지노사이트
  18. Pingback: fb88bet
  19. Pingback: 188line
  20. Pingback: 1gom malaysia
  21. Pingback: ww88vn
  22. Pingback: letou88
  23. Pingback: vn88tnta
  24. Pingback: vn88ai
  25. Pingback: WALLART
  26. Pingback: Soap2day movies
  27. Pingback: maireandwinny
  28. Pingback: Baby G
  29. Pingback: Skunk Removal
  30. Pingback: Pool Supply
  31. Pingback: jobsinmysore
  32. Pingback: Weight Loss
  33. Pingback: therapy
  34. Pingback: Raag Consultants
  35. Pingback: delta 8 moon rocks
  36. Pingback: 1gom
  37. Pingback: twitter ads
  38. Pingback: Situs judi online
  39. Pingback: Dr Shaun Segal
  40. Pingback: ontario vape pens
  41. Pingback: Alex Kime
  42. Pingback: Free movies
  43. Pingback: ribeye
  44. Pingback: best dish towels
  45. Pingback: Alex Kime
  46. Pingback: cleaning services
  47. Pingback: Shaun Segal
  48. Pingback: buy weed online
  49. Pingback: weed near me
  50. Pingback: SF Examiner
  51. Pingback: dispensary near me
  52. Pingback: buy weed online
  53. Pingback: Seattle Weekly
  54. Pingback: student debt
  55. Pingback: foreclosure fraud
  56. Pingback: bookmarks
  57. Pingback: Coach Myke Celis
  58. Pingback: genesis roms
  59. Pingback: weed near me
  60. Pingback: buy cbd gummies
  61. Pingback: Edibles
  62. Pingback: tin viec lam
  63. Pingback: slot online
  64. Pingback: linkbong88
  65. Pingback: w88clubvip
  66. Pingback: tides.today
  67. Pingback: led lighting
  68. Pingback: slot
  69. Pingback: best delta 8
  70. Pingback: computer recycler
  71. Pingback: make $500 a day
  72. Pingback: Personal Training
  73. Pingback: Viagra bez recepty
  74. Pingback: 0.005 btc to usd
  75. Pingback: porn video
  76. Pingback: slot online
  77. Pingback: Recommended Site
  78. Pingback: crypto arbitrage
  79. Pingback: satta matka
  80. Pingback: 6 origami paper
  81. Pingback: sàn forex
  82. Pingback: W88
  83. Pingback: W88vnbet.com
  84. Pingback: W88
  85. Pingback: Discover More
  86. Pingback: recettes faciles
  87. Pingback: Kamagra
  88. Pingback: buy cheap uk
  89. Pingback: Viagra cena
  90. Pingback: weight loss pills
  91. Pingback: damony
  92. Pingback: check it
  93. Pingback: more
  94. Pingback: Viagra cena
  95. Pingback: click
  96. Pingback: check it
  97. Pingback: click
  98. Pingback: more
  99. Pingback: click
  100. Pingback: more
  101. Pingback: read here
  102. Pingback: check it
  103. Pingback: read here
  104. Pingback: click
  105. Pingback: click
  106. Pingback: read here
  107. Pingback: read more
  108. Pingback: ยิงปลา
  109. Pingback: Click Here
  110. Pingback: game slot casino
  111. Pingback: read my site
  112. Pingback: Read More
  113. Pingback: Click
  114. Pingback: get info
  115. Pingback: click
  116. Pingback: click here
  117. Pingback: para kazanma
  118. Pingback: Trans Escorts
  119. Pingback: Kamagra cena
  120. Pingback: Kamagra cena
  121. Pingback: delta 8 near me
  122. Pingback: WerdenBank
  123. Pingback: survival food
  124. Pingback: 인싸포커
  125. Pingback: ribadeo lugo
  126. Pingback: dartford towing
  127. Pingback: pussy
  128. Pingback: premium cigars
  129. Pingback: faberge egg
  130. Pingback: reparation fenetre
  131. Pingback: ottawa
  132. Pingback: gw99 demo id
  133. Pingback: 강남 안마
  134. Pingback: 강남안마
  135. Pingback: 강남안마
  136. Pingback: Make money online
  137. Pingback: dog
  138. Pingback: dogs
  139. Pingback: cbd gummies
  140. Pingback: cbd oil for dogs
  141. Pingback: cbd near me
  142. Pingback: sculpture
  143. Pingback: god class
  144. Pingback: billing software
  145. Pingback: cbd for dogs
  146. Pingback: cbd for depression
  147. Pingback: Image quotes
  148. Pingback: cbd for dogs
  149. Pingback: cbd oil
  150. Pingback: YIFY
  151. Pingback: ultimate sales
  152. Pingback: permainan slot
  153. Pingback: sportfishing
  154. Pingback: 플렉스홀덤
  155. Pingback: k pop social media
  156. Pingback: c34r54wxw4r34c3
  157. Pingback: RC Truck Trails
  158. Pingback: Kingpen
  159. Pingback: Buy Weed Online
  160. Pingback: mega888 e wallet
  161. Pingback: ラブドール
  162. Pingback: Leora Adkisson
  163. Pingback: stakexchain
  164. Pingback: my mega888 login
  165. Pingback: Aaron Lal
  166. Pingback: Aaron Lal
  167. Pingback: online casino
  168. Pingback: surrey handyman
  169. Pingback: canadian pharmacy
  170. Pingback: hd film izle
  171. Pingback: film izle
  172. Pingback: hd film izle
  173. Pingback: canadian pharmacy
  174. Pingback: Click here
  175. Pingback: sàn forex uy tín
  176. Pingback: sisteme de copiat
  177. Pingback: health supplements
  178. Pingback: vitamins
  179. Pingback: pedopornografia
  180. Pingback: mega888
  181. Pingback: brokerreview scam
  182. Pingback: silencil reviews
  183. Pingback: sälja omega
  184. Pingback: phim sex online
  185. Pingback: 메리트카지노
  186. Pingback: paydayloano.com
  187. Pingback: 메리트카지노
  188. Pingback: canada pharmacy
  189. Pingback: que es webhelper
  190. Pingback: dg casino
  191. Pingback: cbd products
  192. Pingback: buy cbd
  193. Pingback: royal cbd
  194. Pingback: macca úc
  195. Pingback: OnlyFans account
  196. Pingback: Bulk Jewelry
  197. Pingback: cxqw234xracrwcr4
  198. Pingback: Kids Wall Tapestry
  199. Pingback: TAXI SERVICE
  200. Pingback: c3q4r43rq3r4qr34e

Comments are closed.