Here at dekantā, during the holiday season, we’re putting together our gift guides of our favourite whiskies, to help you whisky lovers source the perfect present for an important person in your life. In our gift guide today, we’re going to introduce several Suntory Japanese whiskies stored in musical instruments, making them wonderful gifts for music lovers, musicians, and whisky bottle collectors.
The lute is a famous instrument that was prominent and treasured during the Renaissance period, and Suntory has revived the form of this beautiful instrument to inspire an elegant whisky bottle. This lute-shaped bottle holds a 12-year-old pure malt from Suntory’s distilleries.
Known as Japan’s National Instrument, the koto is a stringed instrument that has been used for centuries to provide entertainment. Beautiful and graceful, the traditional koto has a total of 13 strings and has been used for various purposes, such as royal court music, accompaniment for singers, and even for spiritual rituals like Buddhist chanting. Suntory has created a specialty bottle that features the koto in a lovely design and an exclusive Hibiki whisky is contained in this koto-shaped whisky bottle.
Jazz up your whisky collection with this Suntory Pure Malt Whisky Yamazaki Sachs. This glass bottle has the shape of a saxophone and holds a special blend of Yamazaki whiskies.
Now you can have your own orchestra of exquisite Japanese whiskies with the Suntory Royal Violin Bottle Special Grade Whisky. This sleek and sophisticated violin whisky bottle holds a one-of-a-kind dram from Suntory.
Here’s another Suntory Hibiki and a whisky bottle shaped as a string instrument. The Hibiki Riragita is another unique blend you won’t find in any other Suntory bottle. This whisky has a stand that comes with it so that you can properly display this stunning bottle on your top shelf.
Matured in oak for 12 years, the Suntory Pure Malt Yamazaki Whisky is stored in this creative accordion-shaped glass bottle. The end of the accordion acts as the top and covers the twist-off cap of the bottle.
Intricately designed to resemble a genuine French horn, the Suntory Whisky Hibiki Horn is a rare Suntory whisky that’s held in a collectible bottle. The bell of the French horn contains the whisky, and you can take off the other half of the horn to reveal the cap of the bottle.
Shaped and crafted to look like the clarinet, this Suntory Hibiki is another collectible that musicians, music lovers, band geeks, and even whisky collectors would enjoy. The glass bottle itself is shaped as the body of the clarinet, while the clarinet’s signature design is painted onto the bottle to complete the look. Hibiki is the chosen Suntory dram for this Japanese spirit.
For piano and whisky lovers, the Suntory Royal Piano Type Bottle is crafted to look like a piano, and you even receive a piano stand to go along with your new Japanese whisky, making it a fantastic gift for yourself or for someone special.
Now this Suntory harp bottle will make even the angels sing. This detailed harp ceramic bottle contains a sample of Suntory’s special blends of malt and grain whiskies that have aged for at least 15 years.
You can find other unique bottles and Suntory whiskies in our collection. Check out our blog for more exciting information on gift-friendly Japanese whiskies and interesting posts about Japanese whisky and culture.