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.
Whiskey Richard is the founder of nomunication.jp, and has been saying he has lived in Japan for ten years for the past four years. He enjoys drinking basically anything except straight-up Campari.