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Suntory premium whisky bottle concepts

Suntory premium whisky bottle concepts

For many of us, the first thing we visualize when it comes to whisky is the design of our favorite bottle. Bottles that sit on modern bar shelves must capture the attention of drinkers with an increasingly dizzying array of options. Higher end whiskies of […]

10 ways to drink Japanese whisky: #4, Mist

10 ways to drink Japanese whisky: #4, Mist

As Japanese whisky makers enjoy their time in the worldwide spotlight, more and more people are waking up to the reality that Japanese consumers may also know a thing or two about the ways to drink Japanese whisky. Of course, there’s the izakaya staple whisky […]

It’s official: Hakushu 12 and Hibiki 17 are being halted

It’s official: Hakushu 12 and Hibiki 17 are being halted

The day that absolutely nobody was waiting for is here: Nikkei brings word¬†(paywall) that Suntory will indeed officially be halting sales of Hakushu 12 and Hibiki 17 this year. Hakushu 12 is expected to be suspended from June, and Hibiki 17 from September. This confirms […]

Suntory Hakushu Distillery

Suntory Hakushu Distillery

Suntory’s Hakushu Distillery is an easy day trip from Tokyo. In celebration of Hakushu 25¬†being named the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky at WWA2018, this past weekend I paid the distillery another much-overdo visit. About the Hakushu Distillery In 1973, the 50th anniversary of the […]

Japanese whiskies win Worlds Best Single Malt, Blended Malt, Blended Limited at World Whiskies Awards 2018

Japanese whiskies win Worlds Best Single Malt, Blended Malt, Blended Limited at World Whiskies Awards 2018

The global results of the World Whiskies Awards 2018 are now in, and Japan has cleaned up! The following three whiskies have won World’s Best titles: Hakushu 25: World’s Best Single Malt Taketsuru 17: World’s Best Blended Malt Ichiro’s Malt & Grain Limited Edition: World’s […]

Suntory launches “THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY” series

Suntory launches “THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY” series

Big big news early in the year from Suntory Spirits as they have just announced the new “THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY” series. The first three bottles of the series are as follows, all dropping on February 27: THE ESSENCE Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki Distillery […]