Suntory World Whisky Ao

Voyage the world of whisky.

Suntory Whisky journeys into uncharted territory with Ao. Discover the first Suntory blend of the five most celebrated whisky-making regions.

Suntory World Whisky AO served in different glasses
Bottle of Suntory Ao World Whisky with blue label

Taste the world’s five most celebrated whisky regions

Ireland. Scotland. America. Canada. Japan. The world’s most prestigious whisky regions, each with its unique history and climate, reveal their personality traits through our remarkable Ao world blended whisky. A blend that after nearly a century of challenges and triumphs, you can taste today.

Unlike our other blends that find harmony by unifying individual whisky personalities, Suntory World Whisky Ao achieves harmony at its base while layering and highlighting a multitude of characteristics. The result offers aromas and flavors that change and evolve, depending on when and how you drink it. However you choose to enjoy Ao Whisky, we invite you to experience it today.

Five Personalities. One Glass

Neat, on the rocks, or mixed into a cocktail. Settle into the smoky taste of Suntory World Whisky Ao and traverse its fruity notes and smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Suntory blenders wove this complex flavor profile from diverse climates and cultures to deliver multiple experiences to different settings and different people. Discover new flavors and explore the world with each drop.

Pouring Suntory World Whisky AO into a glass
Old yellowed photo of Suntory World Whisky Ao Distillery in Japan
Green tiled Distillery building against blue sky in Ireland
The Jim Beam Distillery on a rolling green lawn in America
Black awning of the Alberta Distillers LTD building in Canada
Brick Glen Garioch Distillery building at night in Scotland

A blend born in the age of diversity. From the 5 major whisky regions of the world

Yamazaki Distillery
Japan’s first and oldest whisky distillery, featuring a delicate yet profound profile nurtured through Yamazaki’s misty climate.

Hakushu Distillery
Japan’s unique mountain forest distillery, featuring a refreshingly herbal flavour profile from the water of its natural surroundings

Explore Distilleries

Cooley Distillery

A newer distillery founded in 1989, Cooley uses similar production methods to Scotch such as double distillation.

Jim Beam Clermont Distillery

Founded in 1795 and run by the Beam family for generations, this distillery produces the World’s #1 Bourbon, using water naturally filtered through a limestone shelf and the same yeast since the Prohibition era.

Alberta Distillery

Founded in 1946, Alberta’s high-quality, locally-grown rye and refreshing glacial water offer a smooth flavour.

Ardmore Distillery

Founded in 1898, Ardmore produces smoky Highland whisky that is crisp and different from other Islay varieties.

Glen Garioch Distillery

Among the Highlands’ oldest distilleries, Glen Garioch features Highland malt with sharp honey and heathery spicy notes.

Carefully crafted layers of flavor

At its base, the Ao whisky blend embodies harmony while revealing and layering each country’s whisky, giving rise to a new way of blending. Enjoy the breadth and depth woven from the world’s five major whiskies, each with its unique history, climate, raw materials, and craft.

Man is nosing Suntory World Whisky Ao in a glass
Suntory World Whisky Ao bottle design being discussed


Bringing Japan closer to the world, Ao means the color blue, as in the sea that unites the continents. The design cues for Suntory World Whisky Ao include a compass and a wave-like logo. The five-sided bottle symbolizes the world’s five most significant whisky-producing countries. The label sits on the “front corner,” celebrating Japanese craftsmanship and an unconventional encounter. A new message for a new era.

Serving Japanese Whisky

Suntory whisky embodies the balance between Japan’s nature and its people. The many ways to serve it expresses its rich heritage and depth of flavor.

Whisky pours into 4 different glasses

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About House of Suntory

Founded in 1899, Shinjiro Torii built the House of Suntory with a singular vision: to craft quintessentially Japanese spirits that would suit the delicate palate of his people.

Statue of the founder of the House of Suntory, who shaped Japanese craftsmanship

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