Tag: THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY

Review: THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY SPANISH OAK

Review: THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY SPANISH OAK

The third and final bottle in 2019’s ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY series is “Yamazaki Distillery Spanish Oak.” Unlike the first and second bottles, the Spanish Oak here is aged in new Spanish Oak, so we can expect the full brunt of the wood coming through. […]

Review: THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY MONTILLA WINE CASK

Review: THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY MONTILLA WINE CASK

Tonight we get involved with bottle 2 of 3 in the second series of THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY. This time around we have a Yamazaki aged for 9 years in an ex-Montilla wine cask, bottled in 2019 at 55% abv. Montilla Wine Let’s get […]

Review: THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY REFILL SHERRY CASK

Review: THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY REFILL SHERRY CASK

The other day I happened to come across the second volume of the “THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY” series being sold on Amazon JP at retail price. It’s quite odd since they are not supposed to be sold to members of the general public — […]

The Essence of Suntory Whisky Volume 2: Yamazaki loves Spain

The Essence of Suntory Whisky Volume 2: Yamazaki loves Spain

One of the first major announcements last year was the The Essence of Suntory Whisky series. At the time I mentioned that those were the first three releases, with more to come. Suntory has honored their promise and is today officially releasing the next lineup! […]

Suntory Hakushu Distillery

Suntory Hakushu Distillery

Suntory’s Hakushu Distillery is an easy day trip from Tokyo. In celebration of Hakushu 25┬ábeing 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 […]

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 […]