New Suntory Ao Smoky Pleasure
With supplies of Suntory’s prolific line of Japanese Whisky becoming increasingly constrained, many people were wondering how the company could continue its legacy of innovation. It was only a matter of time before Suntory shared a vision that had likely been years in the making. In January 2019 they lifted the veil and fans around the world were introduced to the next chapter in Suntory Whisky – the Suntory Ao World Blend. The release was a resounding success, with the supplies of the limited release soon running low. Then, Suntory followed up with phase 2 – a second limited batch of this groundbreaking expression that was initially only be available in Japan.
Now, it’s time for the third world blended whisky in the series, The Suntory Ao Smoky Pleasure. This one is another small batch release and it brings unique, building smoky notes to the smooth, fruity whisky.
Uniting The Whisky World
The Suntory Ao Smoky Pleasure will no doubt once again whip up a whole lot of hype and excitement. Named “Ao”, the Japanese word for “blue”, this whisky was named with the seven seas in mind. The seas link the world’s five largest whisky regions and it was from Suntory distilleries in these nations that liquid was chosen for blending to form this revolutionary expression. Fans can experience the unity of Irish, Scotch, American, Canadian and Japanese whiskies from Suntory’s world renowned distilleries, and it’s an experience you’re not about to forget.
Expertise You Can Taste
Over the past few years, the Japanese pursuit of perfection has transformed the global perception of blended whisky. The craftsmanship and inspiration of Suntory blenders drove the category to new heights, giving enthusiasts a taste of a truly harmonious whisky. By giving these artisans an expanded palette of ingredients, Suntory “Ao” allows these blending geniuses to develop completely new flavors while still maintaining the company’s reputation for producing blended whisky that is impeccably well balanced.
Fresh & Bold Personality
Merging the unique flavor characteristics of five regions creates whisky with a personality all its own and the inclusion of smoky spirit in this one adds an extra layer for you to explore. The whiskies are hand-selected by Suntory chief blender Shinji Fuwa to make the best use of the individual flavor profiles offered by each. The combination creates a complex whisky that delivers new perspectives, which vary depending on the temperature of the liquid, and the manner in which it is enjoyed. Suntory Ao Smoky Pleasure offers whisky enthusiasts a unique experience that utilises the distinguishing features, and power of, Suntory’s acclaimed distilleries combined.
Pre-Order Now. Limited Quantities.
Suntory Ao Smoky Pleasure will be released on June 7th. Given the coverage and plaudits that the first two batches of this expression received, along with the limited nature of this third release and the fact fans are urgently awaiting the release of more bottles, this exceptional whisky will be extremely difficult to obtain. With this in mind, we are offering a limited number of reservations. To ensure you’re one of the first to get your hands on it, we recommend reserving your bottle as soon as possible. Pre-order today, and rest easy knowing you’ll be one of the first to receive a bottle of the Suntory Ao Smoky Pleasure. Don’t delay, reserve your bottle now.