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Suntory



Yamazaki
Hakushu
Hibiki
Hokuto
Kaku
 

Location : Osaka
Region : Osaka - south / central.
Country : Japan
Type : Malt / Blended - Japanese
Distillery :  Suntory Distillery
Suntory, 1-40 Dojimahama 2-chome,
Kita-ku Osaka 530,
Japan
81-6-346-1131
Japan
SUNTORY - Whisky (and other spirits) from Japan.
Site availible in English or on http://www.suntory.co.jp/ in Japanese.
(Old url : http://suntory.dec-j.co.jp/ is down and out.)

Suntory Ltd Liquor Division 1-2-3 (Distributor) Japan
Motoakasaka Minato-ku
Tokyo 107, Japan
(Minato-ku is close to the center of Tokyo)
+81 3 3470 1183
+81 3 3470 1330
Japan
Founded : 1899
Owner : Suntory
Producer :  Suntory
Water : ?
Remark :

Suntory :

Suntory is the largest still in the world.
The label on Hibiki bottles are made of handmade paper, after original old Japanese tradition.

From the Whisky pilot by Uniqum Systems :
The logotype for Suntory is the hibiki mark, symbolising Suntorys efforts to contribute to harmony and happiness among people everywhere. Today the Suntory Ltd is multinational company with a wide variety of companies under its wings. They produce beer, wine, whisky as well as medicines, papers and run restaurants, produce films and music just to mention a few of the branches of Suntory.
But it all started back in 1899 when Shinjiro Torii started to develop a wine. After eight years he had produced Akadama, a sweet red wine. With that he launched the first Japanese Western-style alcoholic beverage industry. In 1923 he established the first whisky distillery in Japan, the Yamazaki distillery. He was very talented in blending and produced a whisky called Suntory Shirofuda, now known as Suntory White in 1929. In 1937 he created another blend, the Kakubin which was of even higher quality than the Shirofuda. In 1940 he introduced another new blend called Old. In 1973 Suntory Ltd built a second distillery in the Hakushu valley of the Japanese alps. The distillery was named Hakushu Distillery. A third distillery, Hakushu Higashi was built somewhat east of the Hakushu but sharing the same water.
In 1989 Suntory launched Hibiki and Crest 12 Years Old which added another two blended whiskies to the range.
They also produce the Yamazaki pure malt, as well as the Royal, Reserve, Old, Kakubin and Shirokaku blends.
Apart from the whisky they produce Suntory also imports a large number of spirits to Japan. Beefeater, Courvoisier, Jack Daniels, Campari and Drambuie are just some amon the more than 140 brands that are marketed by Suntory.
 

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Source www.bbr.com :

Suntory Distilleries


In 1923, Suntory's founder Shinjiro Torii began constructing Japan's first whisky distillery in Yamazaki in the outskirts of Kyoto. Known since ancient times as Minaseno and famed for its excellent water, this district became the birthplace of Japanese whisky. In 1929, Suntory introduced Suntory Shirofuda (Japanese for white label), Japan's first genuine domestically produced whisky. Kakubin (square bottle), a premium Japanese whisky, was born in 1937.

In 1973, Suntory built another distillery in Hakushu at the foot of Mt. Kaikomagatake in the Southern Japan Alps. Suntory's range is diverse, including single malts such as Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki, Suntory's flagship blended whisky. The whiskies have reaped a series of awards in the recent years, attesting Suntory's quality and innovation standing in the global whisky arena; At the International Spirits Challenge, one of the world's most authoritative international liquor competitions, Yamazaki 12 Years won  a Gold (2003)  Hibiki 30 Years won the 2004 Trophy, (the highest award in the challenge),  Hakushu 18 Years also captured a Gold Award in 2006. 


 

Collection of 3 suntory whisky bottles alt Collection of 4 suntory whisky bottles

Suntory Whisky - From the Hibiki box


 

Suntory Bottlings


 

Kakubin Blended Country of origin Suntory 43 It is one of Suntory classic labels, created as early as 1937. Kakubin means 'square bottle', derived from the unique shaped bottle.

Kioke Jikomi Malt Suntory Launched by Suntory in 1992 from the Hakushu East distillery.
 


 

Shirokaku Blended Country of origin Suntory
Suntory (A Whisky Copy) Suntory Malt from 36 different Malts.
Suntory Pure Malt Whisky

 


Suntory
Old Whisky
  Suntory Old Whisky - bottle
Age : ? years old.
Vol : ?%
Type : ?
Price ?
Taste : ?
Remark : Sorry no Suntory old whisky remark at present time.

Suntory Special Reserve

Suntory Whisky Excellence
Suntory Whisky White Label
Suntory Shirofuda Blended Country of origin Suntory


Yamazaki Pure malt whisky Suntory Suntory's oldest still. Founded in 1923


Yamazaki 18 years old Single malt whisky Suntory Smokey but not long aftertaste. A bit sweet and salty (with a hint of Irish touch) - Nice !


 

LINKS.......... to official Suntory or related web pages.
Suntory - Whisky from Japan. (This is in English) Suntory - Whisky (and other spirits) from Japan.
Site availible in English or Japanese at http://www.suntory.co.jp.

The old url : http://suntory.dec-j.co.jp/ is taken down.


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