To learn about the Suntory method of whisky production, please visit https://whisky.suntory.com/en/global/the-house/philosophy
The Japanese first looked toward Scotland to learn how to make whisky. As such, whisky is spelt without an "e" in the Scottish tradition.
Suntory whiskies are described as Subtle, Refined and Complex. To learn more about each whisky, please visit https://whisky.suntory.com/en/global/products.
Suntory Whisky is unique from other whiskies due to the purity of the water used in production, the distinct four seasons in which the whiskies mature, and the Art of Blending which produces the signature subtle, refined and complex flavor. To learn more about each of these aspects, please visit https://whisky.suntory.com/en/global/the-house/philosophy
We recommend enjoying Suntory Whiskies in any number of styles: straight, on the rocks, mizuwari (with water), oyuwari (with warm water), Highball, etc. For specific recommendations, please visit https://whisky.suntory.com/en/global/rituals/how-to-enjoy
Suntory Whiskies pair well with a variety of foods, particularly Japaneses cuisine. The below may serve as a simple guideline, but we recommend you discover your own favorite pairings as well.
Our Yamazaki Distillery, located on the outskirts of Kyoto, and our Hakushu Distillery, located at the foot of the Japan Southern Alps, are both open to the public. Tours can be booked online at https://whisky.suntory.com/en/global/distilleries. The Chita Distillery, located on the Chita Peninsula, is not open to the public.
"Single Malt" refers to a whisky which is made of malt whiskies produced at a single distillery. In the same way, "Single Grain" refers to a whisky which is made of grain whiskies produced at a single distillery. "Blended" means a whisky which is made of a blend of malt and/or grain whiskies produced at several different distilleries.
To learn about the awards the House of Suntory has won, please visit https://house.suntory.com/en/global/awards.
Whisky making in Japan began in 1923, when Shinjiro Torii--the founder of the House of Suntory--first began construction on Suntory's Yamazaki Distillery. Production began a year later, in 1924. To learn more, please visit https://whisky.suntory.com/en/global/the-house/history.
Suntory produces a diverse array of malt and grain whiskies. A core ingredient is the pure waters used for mashing. Our malt whiskies are made with malted barley, and our grain whiskies with corn.