The Origin of Yamazaki

YAMAZAKI. WHERE IT ALL BEGAN IN 1923.

Born in 1984, Suntory Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki was the next step for Japanese whisky.

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".

Volume 1

YAMAZAKI: THE ORIGINS OF THE NAME

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Volume 2

THE STORY OF USUKE THE MONSTER

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Volume 3

A PRIME WHISKY BORN OF JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP

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Volume 4

WHY THE YAMAZAKI SUBURB OF KYOTO WAS SELECTED

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Volume 5

WATER THAT ENCHANTED SEN NO RIKYU

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Volume 6

PRODUCING DIVERSE MALTS UNIQUE TO YAMAZAKI

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Volume 7

THE CASKS OF THE YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY

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Volume 8

THE COUNTRY FALLS, YET MIZUNARA CASKS STILL STAND

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Volume 9

THREE GENERATIONS OF CASKS MAKING

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Volume 10

THE MAGIC OF THE BLEND

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Volume 11

NOBLE AND DIFFERENT

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Volume 12

TOWARDS THE PINNACLE OF WHISKY MAKING

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