• Yamazaki Distillery
  • Yamazaki Distillery
  • Yamazaki Distillery
  • Yamazaki Distillery

Yamazaki DistilleryYamazaki Distillery

The Yamazaki Distillery is Japan's first
and oldest malt whisky distillery
established in 1923 by
Suntory's founder Shinjiro Torii.

Inspired by traditional Scottish whisky, Torii envisioned a Japanese approach by choosing a terrain and climate completely different to those of Scotland to create a unique kind of whisky.
The Yamazaki Distillery is thus the birthplace of Japanese whisky.
Nestled proudly on the periphery of Kyoto, this region was formerly referred to as "Minaseno", where one of the purest waters of Japan originates.
Yamazaki is also home to Sen no Rikyu, Master of "The Way of Tea."
Yamazaki Distillery is where the Katsura, Uji and Kizu rivers converge, providing a unique misty climate and one of Japan’s softest waters.
The diversity of this region’s temperature and humidity creates ideal conditions for cask aging, known as the signature “Suntory Maturation.”

LOCATION

5-2-1, Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka

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