Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

サントリー 山崎蒸溜所   Click to listen highlighted text! サントリー 山崎蒸溜所

(suntory yamazaki joryusho)

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, located in the serene surroundings of the Yamazaki Mountains, is a must-visit for whiskey lovers and travelers alike. This is the birthplace of Japanese whiskey, and it’s where the renowned Suntory Whiskey is distilled. The distillery provides an exceptional experience for visitors who wish to learn about the history of Japanese whiskey and witness the whiskey-making process first-hand.

Upon arrival, visitors are welcomed by the lush greenery surrounding the distillery. The distillery tour begins with a video presentation, which provides an insight into the history and culture of whiskey-making in Japan. Visitors are then taken on a guided tour of the distillery, where they can learn about the different processes involved in making whiskey, such as malting, distilling, and aging. The guide explains the importance of the Yamazaki Mountains, where the purest water is sourced for whiskey production.

After the tour, visitors can indulge in a whiskey tasting session. The tasting room is well equipped with an impressive range of whiskey that is available for sampling. Visitors can choose from the basic whiskey tasting or opt for a more specialized one that provides the opportunity to taste some of the rarest and oldest Suntory Whiskey. The tasting room also has a gift shop where visitors can purchase Suntory Whiskey and other souvenirs to take home.

Apart from the distillery tour, visitors can also take a stroll through the beautiful whiskey garden, which is filled with rare and exotic plants. The garden provides a serene and tranquil environment for visitors to relax and unwind. The garden also has a small museum that showcases the history of whiskey-making in Japan and the evolution of Suntory Whiskey.

For those who want to delve deeper into the world of whiskey, Suntory Yamazaki Distillery offers a unique and exclusive experience called “The Art of Blending.” This experience is led by a master blender who teaches visitors about the art of blending and provides an opportunity to create their own blend of whiskey. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the experts and create a personalized whiskey blend.

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