Suntory Announces Cherry Wood-Aged Whiskies Set for Release
Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2021 and Yamazaki Limited Edition 2021 arrive in May.
The first Blossom Harmony 2021 expression is especially noteworthy, as it bears the distillery’s premium “Hibiki” badge. Timeout reports that the high-end hooch is a a blend of classic Hibiki and whiskey aged in sakura cherry wood barrels.
The resulting profile includes notes of mellow sakura flowers with a rich long-lasting finish. The bottle comes packed in a gorgeous box adorned with floral sakura cherry blossom motif.
Yamazaki Limited Edition 2021 also arrives on the date as the first limited-edition Yamazaki bottling since 2017. The complex single malt is aged for 12 years in casks made from mizurana, a rare Japanese oak used to impregnate spirits with flavors of coconut, spice and incense, as well as a slightly smoky finish.
Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2021 and Yamazaki Limited Edition 2021 are both price at $77 for a 700ml bottle. Unfortunately, you’ll have to go to Japan to buy a bottle of either.