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Hibiki Japanese Harmony, Hakushu 18 Years Old and Hakushu 12 Years Old Win a Double Gold Medal at "San Francisco World Spirits Competition"


Hibiki Japanese Harmony
, Hakushu 12 Years Old and Hakushu 18 Years Old from Suntory Spirits Limited won a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SWSC), an international spirits competition held in the United States.
Winning these prizes is highly significant, as it further cements Suntory's reputation for the high quality of our malt whisky and unblended grain whisky as well as our excellent blending techniques.
From Beam Suntory’s spirits portfolio, Knob Creek, Laphroaig 10 Year Old and so on also won Double Gold Medal awards.

●About the “San Francisco World Spirits Competition”
Now in its sixteenth year, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the global spirits competition in the United States. Panels of judges include restaurants, buyers for large purveyors and journalists who assess the entries and select the winners of Double Gold Medal, Gold Medal, Silver Medal and Bronze Medal awards in each category.

●About Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Inspired by the riches and subtleties of Japan’s 24 seasons of the traditional Japanese calendar and mastered by Suntory’s Art of Blending, Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a meticulous blend of the finest select whiskies from the House of Suntory Whisky. This distinguished blend creates a luminous harmony of flavors and aromas and a taste of mild and deep.

●About Hakushu 18 Years Old
This single malt whisky is made from carefully selected malt whiskies aged over 18 years from the mountain forest distillery “Hakushu”. This is characterized by a rich and deep aroma reminiscent of ripened fruits. With a brilliant harmony of complex richness, sweetness and woodiness, the gently smoky scent of the Hakushu brand echoes pleasantly through you.

●About Hakushu 12 Years Old
This single malt whisky is made from carefully selected malt whiskies aged over 12 years from the mountain forest distillery “Hakushu”. A distinctive flavor with fresh and green aroma, gentle smokiness followed by fruity and crisp aftertaste.

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