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. Torii chose the region of Yamazaki, Kyoto as the birthplace of Japanese whisky. The Yamazaki Distillery, Japan’s first single malt whisky distillery, began construction in Yamazaki on the outskirts of Kyoto.
Suntory wins ISC "Distiller of the Year" for three consecutive years,
fourth time in total. The ISC "Trophy" is awarded to Hibiki 21 Years Old for two consecutive years. Third-generation master blender Shingo Torii continues the pursuit of his family legacy to challenge what a Japanese whisky can be.