For the spirited otaku in your life, we recommend these new products from the esteemed House of Suntory.
HOLIDAY 2018 SPECIAL: HIBIKI JAPANESE HARMONY ANNIVERSARY GIFT PACK
The House of Suntory has released a limited-edition, specially-designed bottle of Hibiki Japanese Harmony just in time for the 2018 holiday gifting season. Designed to represent both celebration and shared happiness in honor of the 30th anniversary of Suntory’s celebrated Hibiki brand, the bottle design is inspired by a traditional kimono pattern. It is embellished with the tabane-noshi, a traditional Japanese symbol of celebration that has adorned precious gifts since ancient times.
SRP: $100 | ABV: 43%
Launched exclusively in the U.S. this past October, Haku is making a splash in the premium spirits category and speaks to the House of Suntory’s ability to push beyond their known name in the world of fine whisky. This premium craft vodka is made from 100% Japanese white rice, which is used to make a rice spirit that is distilled and filtered through bamboo charcoal, a process unique to Suntory that preserves and enhances the rice’s delicately sweet and subtle flavors.
SRP: $27.99 | ABV: 40%
Also released to the US in October 2018, Roku, which translates as “six” in Japanese, is made with six traditional Japanese botanicals – Sakura flower, Sakura leaf, Yuzu peel, Sencha tea, Gyokuro tea and Sansho pepper – along with eight traditional gin botanicals that are infused, distilled and blended by the Japanese artisans of Suntory Spirits. The botanicals are harvested in accordance with ‘shun’, the tradition of enjoying each ingredient at its best by only harvesting at its peak of flavor and perfection. The result is a complex yet harmonious gin with a smooth and silky texture.
SRP: $27.99 | ABV: 43%
SUNTORY WHISKY TOKI HIGHBALL
Suntory Whisky Toki is the perfect gift for the Japanese whisky lover on your list, and, unlike most Japanese whiskies, it won’t break the bank. Add some high-quality soda water and the recipe for the Toki Highball (available in link below), and you’ve got yourself a complete, authentic gift. Better yet, take your friends out to enjoy one of the country’s best Highballs from the fancy new Toki Highball Machine – which dispenses the perfect Highball at the pull of a lever and is now available in more than 25 cities across the country, including hot spots such as Prairie in San Francisco, Katana Kitten in NYC and Little Trouble in Atlanta. Please inquire and we will be happy to tell you about the establishments in your city that carry the Highball Machine.
SRP: $34.99 | ABV: 43%