Founded in 1899, Shinjiro Torii built the House of Suntory to craft quintessentially Japanese spirits that would suit the delicate palate of his people. With the founding of Japan’s first malt whisky distillery at Yamazaki, Suntory’s place in Japanese history was cemented.
The Spirit of Craftsmanship
Though Suntory is best known for Japanese whisky, Shinjiro also applied his challenger’s spirit and “Monozukuri” craftsmanship to producing other spirits.
Today the House of Suntory encompasses a range of craft spirits including whisky, gin and vodka, with a rich cultural experience and pilgrimage to Japan in every bottle, ready to be discovered by the world.
This Japanese gin takes its name from the Japanese for 'six', representing the six uniquely Japanese botanicals that set this spirit apart: yuzu peel, sakura flower, sakura leaf, sencha tea, gyokuro tea and sansho pepper.Explore
Traditionally used as the "dashi" or broth that enhances Suntory blends, Chita has finally achieved a level of complexity and sophistication to allow this single grain whisky to take centre stage.Explore
A blend of whisky from the acclaimed distilleries of Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita, Toki eschews the conventional hierarchy between malt and grain to create an innovative whisky that pays homage to Suntory's proud heritage.Explore
In the latest edition of Whiskeria, Edrington-Beam Suntory whisky specialist, Terri Brotherston, shows us how to add a taste of Japan to some classic summer serves with The House of Suntory’s range of premium craft spirits in our regular feature, Mixing It Up. Pick up a copy at your local branch of The Whisky Shop now or join The W Club to have it delivered free to your door every quarter.
Photography: Christina Kernohan. Assistant: Jess Shurte. Styling: Meredith Wilkie.