Exploring the Rich Legacy of whiskey From Its Origins

The origins of Japanese whiskey remain shrouded in mystery to this day; however, it is believed to have originated in the 1850s as a side project of sake brewers. It was not until 1923 that Shinjiro Torii and Masataka Taketsuru founded the iconic Yamazaki distillery, which has since led to Japanese whisky enjoying an international reputation and being consistently ranked among the best in the world. In late 2000, Japanese whiskey brands gained the attention of the international market, which awarded Nikka 10y Yoichi as       “the best”.

House of Suntory - 1964 - 53% ABV


Karuizawa Distillery - 1968 - 59.2% ABV


Suntory Distillery - 47% ABV


"Japanese whiskeys are renowned for their exceptional smoothness and delicate flavors, crafted with precision and mastery that reflects the country's rich cultural heritage."

Sazan Allija - Co-Founder / Director