Yamazaki is Suntory’s flagship single malt. The surprising, delicate but profound experience of a Japanese single malt was born in Yamazaki. Spiritual and profound, its multi-layered flavor signature is highly praised by whisky lovers around the world. Today, Yamazaki is not only the #1 malt whisky in Japan, but is enjoyed in over thirty-five countries.
In 1923, Shinjiro Torii envisioned a whisky filled with the essence of Japanese nature and hand-crafted by artisans through a patient process of enhancing the work of nature. He dreamt of creating subtle, refined, yet complex whisky that would suit the delicate palate of the Japanese and enhance their dining experience. Though initially inspired by traditional Scottish whisky, Torii envisioned a Japanese approach by choosing a terrain and climate completely different from those of Scotland. Torii chose the region of Yamazaki, on the outskirts of Kyoto as the birthplace of Japanese whisky.