Suntory World Whisky Ao coming on April 16, 2019

The new brand of whisky by Suntory is called Suntory World Whisky Ao. As you may have guessed from the name it's a blend of whiskies from the world's five big whisky regions: Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada, and Japan. They have not told us exactly which distilleries the whiskies are sourced from, and this is Beam Suntory we're talking about here. Could be any of a number of them!

In any case, we may have to wait a few more months to find out, as Ao is due out in Japan on April 16, 2019. It will be priced at 5000 yen before tax, 700ml, 43% abv.

Suntory themselves say that this is their first time ever attempting a world whisky blend, so it should be interesting to see what they've come up with.

3 Comments

  1. David Storey

    I can’t help but feel it would be more exciting if it was an Asian whisky, including Japanese, Taiwanese, and Indian; but of course, Suntory Beam doesn’t own distilleries in the latter two. I can’t say I’ve had any of Beam Suntory’s Irish and Canadian whisk(e)y. Can’t be any worse than Crown Royal.

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