It seems as though whatever the Japanese set their mind to, they perfect. Be it sushi, or beer, or whiskey, or knives, or baseball, or video games. Whether it takes them 10 years, 100 years or 1000 years, their laser focus and incredible work ethic will invariably lead them to perfection.
I used to be a Johnny Walker Blue Label purist, but over the past year Suntory Hibecki Harmony has become my favorite whiskey; with a finish as smooth as a billiard ball, and subtle notes of of vanilla, caramel, and sugar plums sending your palate to taste nirvana. It’s a little sweet- but I like sweet- as I’ve seen the price of a regular bottle go from $70 to $90 to $110 to $135 to sold out in every liquor store.
Just the basic mechanics of supply vs. demand will make this bottle an excellent investment. I’ve already seen it offered at $2400. I purchased this bottle not to drink, but to pass on to my 4 year old daughter as a collectible item for her inheritance. Let’s see if daddy was clever, or an ounce of golf would’ve been a wiser investment.
In the meantime, I will continue to enjoy my entry level Hibiki whiskey. Whether on the rocks, neat, or with a splash of soda or cola… for relaxing times, it’s Suntory times.