Post by Stefan of Tokyo Whisky Hub.
Suntory has just announced they will be releasing a special Hibiki 21yo on December 4th. It will come in two versions, but the whisky inside will be the same. One will be an "Arita-yaki" (有田焼, lit. "Arita ware"), which refers to a type of Japanese porcelain made in the town of Arita in Kyushu, also known as "Imari" (after the port in Saga from which the porcelain was exported in the 17th and 18th century) - that's the one on the left in the picture below. The other will be a "Kutani-yaki" (九谷焼, "Kutani ware"), a style of porcelain first produced in the village of Kutani in the Kaga domain (now roughly corresponding to Ishikawa prefecture).