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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

Try your hand at blending whisky with this in-depth distillery experience

In the last ten years, the clean yet supple character of Japanese whisky has attracted international attention. Suntory Yamazaki Distillery is the oldest malt whisky distillery in Japan, and the source of much of this sought after spirit. In 1923, Shinjiro Torii chose the Yamazaki location for the incredible quality of its spring water, as well as the humid riverine environment, well-suited to whisky aging.
The Yamazaki Distillery tour includes a look at the mashing and fermentation processes, distillation in copper stills, the blending process and storage in wooden casks. Tour guides explain the art of the blending process, and you get to share in the experience, smelling and tasting alongside. The tour ends in the tasting room with an introduction to top-quality Yamazaki whiskies, with more available for purchase at the tasting bar. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy a dram of whisky from the year of your birth.
5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka

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