The Suntory Legacy: A Tradition of Innovation
Shinjiro Torii set out in 1923 on a goal to create a distinctively Japanese whisky. One that could compete with the finest of Scotland. That is how Suntory’s history began. Torii laid the groundwork for what would eventually become a legacy of greatness by fusing conventional methods with novel ideas and unrelenting resolve. The balance between nature and workmanship is key to Suntory’s concept. This idea can be seen in every sip of their whisky.
Yamazaki: A Symphony of Flavors
Many people regard to the Yamazaki Distillery as Suntory’s soul. It is the country’s first and oldest malt whisky distillery. The distillery is tucked away in one of Kyoto’s tranquil settings. It draws inspiration from the purity of its surroundings to create whiskies that are renowned for their delicate and intricate flavours. The 12-year-old Yamazaki single malt expression is noted for its fruity and flowery undertones. The 18-year-old’s deep, sherry-cask-aged depths are known for their extraordinary variety.
Haku Shu: Embracing Nature’s Essence
The Haku Shu Distillery in the Japanese Alps is a place where nature’s impact is prominent. The dedication of this distillery to employing pure water and the surrounding environment gives its whisky a unique flavour. The floral, fruity, and slightly smokey flavours of Haku Shu whiskies are highly regarded. The Haku Shu Distiller’s Reserve pays respect to the lush woodland setting in which it is made with its crisp and energizing profile.
Chita: Elevating Grain Whiskey
Suntory’s commitment to innovation prompted them to investigate the realm of grain whisky. This resulted in the establishment of the Chita Distillery. While malt whisky frequently garners attention, Chita highlights the grace and sophistication of grain whisky. With a smooth, gently sweet flavour and undertones of mint and honey, Chita Single Grain Whisky is a delight. This expression is a perfect example of Suntory’s skill in expertly creating a variety of whisky styles.
Tokyo: The Art of Blending
The pinnacle of mixing occurs in Tokyo’s busy downtown. Suntory’s master blenders create symphonies of flavour in the Tokyo Whisky Library, also known as the Chita Whisky Museum. The exceptional balance and complex combinations that excite the senses in the Tokyo Whisky Library releases make them highly sought-after.
Yamazaki Sherry Cask: A Journey to the Depths
Undoubtedly one of Suntory's most well-known products is the Yamazaki Sherry Cask. It travels in sherry-filled Spanish oak barrels. With layers of dried fruit, cocoa, and spices infused into the whisky throughout the ageing process, it acquires a delectable richness. The Yamazaki Sherry Cask demonstrates Suntory’s capacity to push the limits of flavour study.
A Final Toast to Excellence
The Suntory Japanese Whisky Collection is evidence of Suntory’s consistent commitment to quality and innovation. Each of the collection’s expressions provides a distinctive window into the craftsmanship. The various flavours of Suntory’s products entice aficionados and collectors to go on a journey that cuts beyond national boundaries and cultural boundaries. The Suntory Japanese Whisky Collection personifies the essence of the company while also showcasing the range of whisky genres. At Paul’s Liquor you will find all of the Suntory’s exquisite collection. To place a order or more details, please go through our website.