The Japanese bottle
In recent years, Japanese whisky makers have started to rival others around the world, including the good ol’ boys in Scotland. Suntory’s Hibiki line is one of the Japanese whiskies that’s gotten particular attention. The brand has just unveiled its latest, a bottling called Japanese Harmony ($65) that’s poised, elegant and understated in the Japanese manner. Think of it like a good Scotch that’s been carefully tamed.