Category Archives: Suntory

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Christmas Countdown Day 5 – Essence of Suntory

It’s not long now until Santa will be squeezing his way down your chimney and leaving a fantastic bottle of Japanese whisky under your tree (we hope). For Day 5 of our Christmas Countdown, we’re looking at a brand new range of expressions from Japanese whisky giant, Suntory. Released earlier this year, the “Essence of […]

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Christmas Countdown Day 7 – Yamazaki Limited Edition Series

It’s Day 7 of Christmas Countdown and today we’re looking at a very special range of bottles from one of the best whisky producing distilleries in the whole of Japan. This distillery is famous for their exquisite releases, many of which are seen as the pinnacle of Asian whisky production, and their bottles are sought […]

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Yamazaki Whisky – The Bottle Ranges We Miss

This month brings with it both good and bad news for Japanese whisky fans. On a positive note, Suntory’s new Hibiki Blender’s Choice launches this month, available domestically. September is also the month when we have to say goodbye to the Hibiki 17 and the Hakushu 12, as Suntory plans to discontinue the expressions first […]

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Yamazaki 50-Year-Old Breaks Yet Another World Record

On Friday at an auction held by Bonhams in Hong Kong the first edition Yamazaki 50-Year-Old broke yet another world record, selling for $343,000. This tops the previous sale of the Yamazaki 50 in January, when it sold for almost $300,000. The recent sale follows a growing trend in the world whisky community, as rare […]

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Japanese Spirits To Enjoy In Summer 2018

We’re halfway through summer, and it’s been a great one so far. The United Kingdom is enjoying one of the hottest summers in history, the West Coast is warm and comfortable, and in Japan, the humidity and heat makes one long for a refreshing, frosty beverage. No matter where you are in the world, summer […]

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Suntory Announces New Japanese Wine Range

On September 4th, 2018, Suntory will be releasing the latest vintages in some of their most popular wine ranges and adding to the booming category of Japanese wine. Along with Suntory’s Tomi No Oka winery, their Shiojiri site has led the companies to success in the wine world, often winning awards at both domestic and […]

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Marugin – The Birthplace of The Japanese Whisky Highball

Located on a small street near Ginza station in Tokyo, bar Marugin is usually packed. Smoke and steam rise up from the central kitchen and bar, as the chefs grill up an assortment of skewers and small Japanese dishes. Servers hold large Suntory tumblers under the highball dispensing machines, as the floor staff moves around […]

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World Whiskies Awards Round 1 – Observing Japanese Whisky

It’s that time of the year again as Japanese whisky lovers await the final results of the World Whiskies Awards competition. For the fans that don’t remember, Japanese whisky rocked the competition last year, after expressions were named the World’s Best Blended, World’s Best Single Cask Single Malt, and World’s Best Grain. 2017 was huge […]