Yamazaki Distillery

New Release

[Lottery sales 14 Mar-18 Apr 2024] Single malt whisky Yamazaki Story of the Distillery 2024 EDITION

The Yamazaki brand website has released information on the release of the Single Malt Yamazaki Story of the distillery 2024 EDITION. As usual, there will be two drawings for lottery applications, and the number of winning bottles will be 1,000 each time, for a total of 2,000 bottles to be sold by the official. The release date is Tuesday, May 28.
Whisky Distillery

Yamazaki Distillery (Suntory Holdings Limited)|Detailed Distillery Information

Covers basic information about the Yamazaki Distillery, including basic specifications and past master blenders.

Suntory to Raise Prices of Five Brands, Including Hibiki, Yamazaki, and Hakushu, from April 1, 2024. Background, market price, and future impact

On November 21, 2023, Suntory announced a price revision for certain domestic premium whiskey products. The price of 19 products of 5 brands including "Hibiki", "Yamazaki", and "Hakushu" will be raised from April 1, 2024. The same applies to "Macallan" and "Bowmore". The contents of the price increase, background, market price trends, and future impact are discussed.

World’s Most Admired Whiskies 2023 edition, Yamazaki ranked second, with Nikka, Hibiki, Chichibu and Hakushu also on the list.DRINKS INTERNATIONAL

Drinks International's annual "World's Most Admired Whisky 2023" was announced on October 31, 2023. Yamazaki" ranked second, and "Nikka," "Hibiki," "Chichibu," and "Hakushu" also ranked in the top 50.

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery reopens.[November 1,2023]

Hakushu Distillery has just reopened and Yamazaki Distillery will also reopen for tours next month on November 1. This year is 2023, 100 years after the Yamazaki distillery was built. We will report on what has changed at the Yamazaki Distillery and the current status of reservations for tours during this renovation project, which is also the conclusion of the millennium year.
New Release

[Available at duty free stores only] Yamazaki Smokey Batch The First Hakushu Japan’s Forest Bittersweet Edition is now on sale

"YAMAZAKI SMOKY BATCH The First" and " HAKUSHU Japanese Forest BITTER SWEET EDITION" have become a hot topic of conversation in the Japanese duty free stores. We will provide information on where they are sold, what information is currently available, and what you need to know about how to shop at duty free stores in Japan.

“Yamazaki Aged 25 Years” and “Hibiki 30 Years Old” won at the International Spirits Challenge 2023. Other GOLD and above award-winning products are also introduced.

Suntory's "Yamazaki Aged 25 Years" won the "Supreme Champion Spirit" award, the highest award in all categories, for the first time at the "ISC", a world-class liquor competition. Many other Japanese whiskies won awards. A list of Gold and above award-winning products are introduced here.

[YouTube video #12] Yamazaki 18 Years Old (Characteristics, history, tour report, taste, aroma, price)

As we told you at the end of the last YouTube video of the Akkeshi Single Malt "Keichitsu", this time, we will be presenting "Single Malt Yamazaki 18 Years Old", a tour report of the Yamazaki Distillery, Shinjiro Torii's life story, and much more.
Whisky Review


This special "HIBIKI" is a blend of a wide variety of unblended whisky that has been aged well over the course of four seasons and rare whisky  that has been post-aged in cherry blossom casks.

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery:Visit Report

One hundred years ago, Shinjiro Torii and Masataka Taketsuru of Kotobukiya (now Suntory) paid a visit to the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, which was built on the border of Kyoto and Osaka prefectures, as a paid tour. Here is a report on the tour, the Yamazaki Whisky Pavilion, and their impressions.