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At the  Forefront of Japanese Whisky

At the Forefront of Japanese Whisky

May 5, 2022 –––––– Sponsored Content, , , ,

Flavorful Expressions from the East

It may seem that Japanese whisky is a recent phenomenon, but the country actually has a long history with whisky making, starting with the establishment of Yamazaki Distillery in 1923. For most of the 20th century it exclusively made blends, but everything changed in 1984 with the launch of Suntory single malt Yamazaki.

Today, the single malts of Yamazaki and Hakushu Distilleries are as well-regarded and coveted as any from Scotland—soft and fruity, with hints of mizunara oak and smoke, and tons of complexity. While Suntory's blends, like Toki and Hibiki Japanese Harmony—using grain whiskies from Chita Distillery—continue to innovate and break new ground, their harmony of flavors is perfect for sipping neat or in Japan's iconic Highballs.

Suntory Japanese Whisky Toki®
Basil, green apple, honey, then grapefruit, green grapes, and thyme | 43%

Hibiki® Japanese Harmony
Rose, sandalwood, rosemary, honey, and candied orange peel | 43%

Yamazaki® 12 Years Old
Peach, coconut,mizunara (Japanese oak) and raspberry | 43%

Hakushu® 12 Years Old
Peppermint, melon, cucumber, grapefruit, and subtle smoke | 43.5%

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