House Of Suntory Heralds 100-Year Anniversary With Double Bill Celebration
The House of Suntory launches Yamazaki and more limited edition releases
For the House of Suntory, the pioneer of Japanese whisky, this year marks a century since founder Shinjiro Torii established Yamazaki Distillery. 2023 also marks fifty years since the Hakushu Distillery was founded. So to celebrate this momentous milestone, the brand is having a double bill celebration in Singapore.
Whisky connoisseurs can indulge in the region’s best, a double bill of celebrations to immerse themselves in the House of Suntory’s rich heritage and exquisite selection of rare, top-tier spirits. They can experience this through a series of eight experiential dinners along with the new centenary limited releases of Yamazaki and Hakushu.
Still Pioneering A Century Later
The House of Suntory celebrates a century of pioneering Japanese whisky with the launch of two limited-edition expressions. This includes the new, limited Yamazaki 18 Year Old Mizunara, a single malt Japanese whisky aged exclusively in rare Mizunara oak casks, and the classic Yamazaki 12 Year Old clad in limited-edition celebratory packaging for the 100th anniversary.
Fifth Generation Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo also said, “Yamazaki 18 Year Old Mizunara was blended for our 100 year anniversary and features a rich texture created from a long aging process. This expresses the delicate and meticulous attention to detail that went into its craftsmanship. I believe this whisky embodies the founding family’s spirit to pursue quality, and I am honoured to share this with the world.”
On top of that, the House of Suntory’s centennial edition of Yamazaki 12 Year Old is designed as an homage to “Monozukuri,” which is a Japanese principle that embodies elevated craftsmanship, artisanship, and a relentless pursuit for quality, ingenuity and expressiveness, all core values of Japanese culture.
The bottle design for Yamazaki 12 Year Old pays tribute to Yamazaki, the oldest malt distillery in Japan and captures this legendary distillery. This perspective is a reminder to always stay grounded and pay homage to Shinjiro Torii’s dream of making whisky blessed with the riches of Japanese nature and craftsmanship.
More information can be found on the Official House of Suntory Website.