Tag Archives: Suntory

• Blast off! Suntory whisky’s going to space!

Blast off! Suntory whisky’s going to space!

Getting ahead of the game, Japanese booze behemoth Suntory Holdings is sending  six samples of its kickass whisky and other alcoholic beverages to the International Space Station in August. Suntory is sending up the samples for a year as it wants to check out how these samples age in zero gravity. Then, back at home assuming […]

• 10 Fierce Cocktails To Celebrate National Tequila Day

10 Fierce Cocktails To Celebrate National Tequila Day

          1. The Milagro Freshest Margarita Milagro Did you know that 91% of people prefer fresh margaritas over those made with a pre-packaged mix? If you fall in this category, “The Milagro Freshest Margarita” recipe is the perfect mix of classic cocktail with a creative twist. The Milagro Freshest Margarita Recipe 2. CRUZ […]

• Will Tequila Learn from Scotch Whisky’s Marketing Mistakes?

Will Tequila Learn from Scotch Whisky’s Marketing Mistakes?

Despite the market split, the Tequila category is on the cusp of its own boomtime. But, the positioning of the mixto sector compared to 100% agave carries echoes of Scotch whisky past-tendency to hype single malts to the expense of blends. And now, Scotch volumes are suffering. Will Tequila make the same mistake? Richard Woodard […]

• Suntory Launches collagen beer in Japan. Hey, here next!

Suntory Launches collagen beer in Japan. Hey, here next!

Japanese producer Suntory is telling women to drink themselves beautiful using a new beer laced with collagen – the protein linked to skin firmness. With advertisements claiming that “guys can tell if a girl is taking collagen or not”, the 5% abv beer apparently contains two grams of collagen per can. Named “Precious”, the company has yet to […]

• Ex-Balcones Chief to Make Brandy, Whisky at New Distillery

Ex-Balcones Chief to Make Brandy, Whisky at New Distillery

Chip Tate is wasting no time getting back into the artisan spirits game after a bitter breakup with the whisky company he founded. And this time, he’s determined to play the game his way. After severing ties with Balcones Distilling Co. under a buyout settlement in December, Tate is preparing this year to build a […]

• How (not) to Drink the World’s Best Whisky

How (not) to Drink the World’s Best Whisky

The first thing you notice is the smell: rich, deep, and mysterious. And somehow, both fresh and musty at the same time. It’s a scent that immediately piques your curiosity. CNN’s On the Road Japan team visited Japan’s oldest whisky distillery just outside Kyoto to learn more about a spirit that’s just been named the […]

• Beam Suntory distributing whisky brands in U.S. as of July 1

Beam Suntory distributing whisky brands in U.S. as of July 1

In both markets, distribution of brands including Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whisky, Bowmore and Auchentoshan single-malt Scotch whisky, and Midori will transition from current third-party distribution arrangements to the company’s own routes to market. As the company’s brands are already distributed together in Japan, the Beam Suntory portfolio will now be combined in markets […]

• Dig This! Suntory Whiskey Makes Amazing 3D Printed Ice Cubes

Dig This! Suntory Whiskey Makes Amazing 3D Printed Ice Cubes

Novelty-shaped ice cubes are nothing new, but it’s safe to say that you’ve never seen them as impressive as this before. 3D on the Rocks is the latest ad campaign for Japanese liquor company Suntory, a brand who specializes in whiskey. They collaborated with advertising agency TBWAHakuhodo to create the world’s first 3D-milled ice cubes. […]

• How Japanese Single Malts Surpassed Scotland’s Finest

How Japanese Single Malts Surpassed Scotland’s Finest

My first sip of a great Japanese single-malt whisky was back in 2004, when the 18-year-old Yamazaki was first introduced into the U.S. I found its suave smoothness and elegance as sleek as a new Lexus. It had the familiar spicy, caramel-and-honey notes of a luxury single malt from Scotland but with its own exotic […]

• Suntory proves overseas ownership can be good for Scotch

Suntory proves overseas ownership can be good for Scotch

SCOTLAND has had at least its fair share of trouble from decisions by big overseas companies over the decades. It has probably had more than its share, if you consider the raft of plant closures by global electronics players, among them Motorola, NEC and Freescale, which have within the past 20 years cost many thousands […]

• Jim Beam is huge get for Suntory. Indeed.

Jim Beam is huge get for Suntory. Indeed.

With its purchase of the maker of the Jim Beam brand, Japan’s Suntory Holdings has its eyes on both American culture — and global sales. You can offer a toast to this mega-deal for its sheer audacity. And its cultural smarts. With news that the Japanese whiskey and beer giant Suntory Holdings has agreed to […]

• Suntory of Japan Buys Maker of Jim Beam for $13.6 Billion

Suntory of Japan Buys Maker of Jim Beam for $13.6 Billion

Suntory, a privately held giant known for producing Japan’s first whiskey, has agreed to acquire the maker of Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbons and Teacher’s and Laphroaig Scotch whiskies, for $13.6 billion. Suntory, based in Osaka, is offering Beam shareholders $83.50 a share in cash, 25 percent above am’s closing stock price on Friday. […]

• 10 Facts About Japanese Distilleries You Might Not Know

10 Facts About Japanese Distilleries You Might Not Know

1. Yamazaki and Hakushu (Suntory) have several stills which are formed in diferent shapes. This makes the Suntory able to create many styles and you can argue that there is no real distillery style from these distilleries, apart from what the blenders present to you. 2. Japanese distilleries don’t work together. Japanese blends use their […]

• Single Malt Whiskey From Japan – The Next Big Thing

Single Malt Whiskey From Japan – The Next Big Thing

If you like whiskey, especially single malt Scotch whisky, then you owe it to yourself to try some of the Japanese stuff. When I say it’s the next big thing I mean in terms of trend, not history. Japan has been making whiskey for over a century, and its most famous brand, the Yamazaki, is […]

• Japanese Whiskeys, Translated From the Scottish

Japanese Whiskeys, Translated From the Scottish

ONE of the most expensive cocktails in New York can be found at Ryu, the Japanese-inspired restaurant that opened last spring in the meatpacking district. It’s a Sazerac variation called Shogun’s Grip and it’s ticketed like a four-star entree: $35. Adam Schuman, then the beverage director, had a good excuse for the stiff tariff. Its […]