Perfected in Japan in the 1950s, the Highball is a favorite of whisky drinkers from all generations today.
The Highball is timeless classic – a simple, yet sophisticated balance of whisky and soda over ice that results in a refreshing cocktail that will never go out of style.
When Keizo Saji, the son of Suntory’s founder, decided to pair whisky with Japanese cuisine, the Suntory Highball became Japan’s drink of choice in the thousands of “Torys” Bars that served as popular after-work gathering places throughout the 1950s.
Since then, Japanese bartenders have elevated the Highball into an art form, with unrivaled attention to detail and hospitality in both intimate whisky bars and bustling izakaya (pubs).
Today, Suntory continues this extraordinary Japanese whisky tradition through reinvention with Suntory Whisky Toki® – a vivid blend designed to create the perfect Highball.
Discover the Toki Highball by learning to craft the perfect handmade Toki Highball with the recipes and videos below or finding a bar or restaurant with the signature Suntory Toki Highball Machine, which blends ice-cold whisky and soda straight from the tap with a carbonation level even greater than sparkling wine.
THE PERFECT HIGHBALL
Highball time on Spotify
TATSURO KIUCHI, ILLUSTRATOR
#SuntoryTime Next Stop: Tokyo Contest
Share your own #SuntoryTime with a Toki Highball on Instagram for a chance to win a trip for two for an immersive Suntory Japanese Highball experience in Tokyo! To enter the contest and have a chance to see where the Japanese Highball was born - each participant will need to:
- 1Follow @SuntoryToki on Instagram
- 2Post a photo of your very own “Suntory Time” experience with a Suntory Toki Highball in hand and tag @SuntoryToki along with the hashtags #SuntoryTime and #TokyoContest. Official contest rules, content guardrails, and submission judging criteria are available here.
- An authentic “Suntory Time” trip for two to Tokyo, Japan, including...
- Five day/four night stay at a luxury resort hotel in Tokyo
- Round-trip air transportation and ground transportation to/from hotel and events
- A Yamazaki Distillery Tour and/or local “Suntory Time” Whisky Experience(s)
- A full Suntory Time Highball kit including 2 Suntory Toki Highball Mugs and other official Suntory Toki Highball bar tools.