Category Archives: Yamazaki

Chita Whisky Bartender’s choice

Bartender’s choice: Chita Whisky

When one mentions Suntory’s whisky distilleries, most people think of the Yamazaki distillery in Osaka, which was founded in 1923, making it Japan’s oldest distillery. Another famous distillery is the Hakushu distillery, founded in 1973. I have introduced cocktails made from Hakushu and Yamazaki whiskies in previous articles; however, there is another Suntory distillery with […]

The Story Of The Hibiki

Bartender’s choice: The story of the Hibiki

In the past two columns I have introduced cocktails made with Yamazaki and Hakushu both of which are excellent whiskies. Another excellent Japanese whisky at a similar or higher level is the Hibiki. Suntory introduced it in 1989, aiming to present the best blended whisky there is on the market, and I think most people would […]

Whisky Food Pairings

5 excellent Japanese whisky and food pairings

Whereas Westerners have long found whisky a drink to enjoy after food, the Japanese have a long tradition of enjoying it with food, often mixed with water or even on rocks. We present a few excellent pairings you might want to try out for yourself. Japanese Whisky Food Pairings: Nikka Taketsuru with Camembert cheese Cheese […]

Japanese Whisky List

Five Japanese whiskies you might want to get your hands on before its too late

The world is an ephemeral place. Things come and go, are born and die. Nothing really lasts forever and whisky is no exception. Due to the current whiskey boom in Japan, the two giants Suntory and Nikka are refocusing their products to meet the increasing demand. Of course, Japanese whisky fans look forward to trying […]

The newest addition to the Suntory lineup

The Suntory Hibiki is as popular as ever, in March this year the company released a new blended of this whisky christened Hibiki Japanese Harmony. This blend has been well received by whisky fans and wet thought we’d introduce it to you. The blend is developed by a third-generation blender named Shingo Torii alongside with […]