Topic of the Week 1/13/2019 - Advanced

Great discussion on the last post regarding Carignan from , , , , , , , , , and . I didn't expect so much response and that's awesome! So much love for Carignan! Thank you everyone for your input.

This week: Suntory

What labels are produced under this iconic whisky company? What are the top bottlings? Where are they located?

  • Suntory is the first Japanese Distillery founded in 1923 by Shinjiro Torii. Originally the distillery tried to imitate the Scottish whiskey makers and saw little success. 

    What labels are produced under this iconic whisky company? 

    Yamazaki (their first distillery found in 1923, Founded by the original Founder),

    Chita(Founded in 1972 by Keizo Saji, Suntory's second Master Blender, always a single grain whisky)

    Hakshu (Fonded 1973 by Kezio Saji as his second distillery focusing on single malt whiskey)

    Hibiki (Launched in 1989 to celebrate Suntory's 90th anniversary)

    Toki (the newest label under the Suntory Whiskey labels)

    What are the top bottlings?

    Definitely their most expensive

    -Yamazaki, 25 year

    -Hakushu 25 year

    -Hibiki 30 year

    Where are they located?

    Japan! I think it's called ->Osaka. There is probably a couple locations since they have three distilleries. 

    If something is inaccurate please comment below. Thanks!

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