Suntory encompasses Hibiki blended whisky, Toki blended whisky, Ao blended whisky, Hakushu single malt whisky, Chita single grain whisky, and their flagship single malt whisky Yamazaki. Along with Roku craft gin and Haku craft vodka. The House of Suntory applies Japanese attention to detail and dedication to craft, to world-class spirits. Founder Shinjiro Torii actualized his dream to “create an original Japanese Whisky blessed with the riches of Japanese nature and ‘Monozukuri’ craftsmanship.”
Japanese seasons delicately fluctuate in temperature and humidity throughout the year, enriching the aging process of Suntory Whisky. It affects cask ‘breathing’, which is the secret to producing their extraordinary flavours, distinct from all others.
Suntory was awarded Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine in 2017.
Bill Murray's character stars in an advert for Hibiki 17 in Sophia Coppola's Lost In Translation.
Shinjiro Torii established Japans first malt whisky distillery, Yamazaki Distillery, on the outskirts of Kyoto after blending a successful sweet grape wine. In 1937, Suntory’s Kakubin whisky won the heart of the Japanese public, and remains Japan’s top-selling whisky by value today. As the business grew, it became synonymous with Japanese whisky and opened more distilleries. In 2002, the founders grandson, Shingo Torii, became Suntory’s Third Master Blender.