The Art of Japanese Whisky
The House of Suntory took over Melbourne’s Hihou Japanese Bar for one night to introduce us to it’s 12 year old Suntory Whisky range. Normally a wine drinker myself, this opportunity to try out some masterly crafted Japanese Whisky and delicious Japanese food was too hard to pass up.
If you’ve never been to Hihou before, it’s best to make a booking as this place gets busy! There is no signage at the front and you are required to ring the bell and wait to be let in. Hihou is a stylish, intimate bar where you’d go for a quiet drink and sumptuous morsels of Japanese cuisine.
On this particular night, The House of Suntory laid out a menu with their Hibiki Whisky (done various ways) to match. The result left us wanting to repeat the whole experience over again.
We were treated to fried Shitake mushroom (kara age) which was accompanied by Yamazaki Highball (served with soda), Kingfish sashimi with the Hakushu served neat and a Temaki open roll with lobster, cucumber and caviar with the Hibiki whisky on the rocks.