Suntory Hibiki 17 Years Old Kacho Fugetsu
The Hibiki 17 Kacho Fugetsu was released in 2015 and is decorated with chrysanthemums, the national flower of Japan, and cranes. This blend has been created by the House of Suntory from a marriage of various single malt and grain whiskies from their distilleries and has matured for at least 17 years. This limited edition bottling takes its name, Kacho Fugetsu, from the rough translation for flower, birds, breeze, and lunar and celebrates the beauty of Japan’s nature. The bottle presented in the bottle has 24 faces to represent the 24 seasons in the Japanese lunar calendar. However, Hibiki Harmony 17 Years Old Kacho Fugetsu 43%alc., Limited Edition, a Rich and Sweet Masterpiece, a Harmonious Blend of Handcrafted Select Specially Aged Whiskies, Sweet Floral Aroma with a Natural Wood Essence, Japanese Blended Whisky – Suntory
While I have read claims that less than 1,000 of them were released, I find that hard to believe as you do see them around somewhat readily. Prices seem to be on the rise although I believe that quite a few of them should still be around. By 2015 more people had figured out not to open these bottles and keep them as collectibles with the early releases already have shown some sort of increase in value. The Hibiki 17 Kacho Fugetsu is part of the Hibiki hand painted limited editions range. The “Kacho Fugetsu” comes in a beautiful hand painted bottle to celebrate the beauty of Japanese nature.
Elegant and poised, the Hibiki 17 Years Kacho Fugetsu Limited Edition is very unique not only because of its special bottle but also for what’s inside. The Hibiki 17 Year Old Kacho Fugetsu is a limited edition released in 2016 in very small numbers with probably less than 1,000 bottles ever made. The theme of this particular bottle is ‘Kacho Fugetsu’, a design that embodies the beauty of Japanese nature.