The Suntory Special Reserve Whisky is very rare to find outside Japan. It was launched in 1969 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the company. The Special Reserve line became synonymous with Japanese whisky quality and convinces with its mildness and balance. It has pleasant fruity notes of peach and banana and has a spicy finish.
The founders of Suntory are among the pioneers of whisky culture in Japan, which has become world-famous with classics such as Yamazaki or Hibiki. The Suntory Special Reserve Whisky offers a wonderful introduction to this world. This is a noble blend with an excellent complexity. Flavour-wise, one can detect hints of fruits such as bananas, cooked apples and pears. On the finish, the Special Reserve is pleasant, spicy and fruity. It matures in American oak barrels, the main component for this blend is Hakushu.
Aroma: Pleasantly fruity, peach, banana, vanilla and a touch of oak.
Taste: Spicy, like nuts and cooked apples.
Finish: Medium length and pleasant with nuts and vanilla.
Net quantity: 700 ml
Alk.: 40% vol
Dispensed only topersons of legal age
Importer: Ginza Berlin GmbH, Pfalzburger Straße 20, 10719 Berlin
Suntory is one of the five largest spirits producers in the world and Japan's largest whisky producer with a market share of 70 percent. The company was founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii and is one of the oldest in the distribution of alcoholic beverages. Originally Suntory was a brewery and distillery, but the business areas have been steadily expanded. Today Suntory produces almost everything from coffee and soft drinks to fine wines, alcopops, beer, ice cream and flowers. The company is based in Osaka. In April 2014, Suntory bought out the spirits giant Beam Inc. for 13.6 billion dollars. Since then, the company has been represented in Germany as Beam Suntory. The Suntory Group includes brands such as Laphroaig, Marker's Mark, Canadian Club, Sauza Tequila and the German winery Robert Weil. However, Suntory is known beyond Japan for its excellent whiskies such as Yamazaki and Hibiki. The Yamazaki Single Malt was launched in 1984 and won the gold medal at the International Spirit Competition (ISC) in Great Britain for the first time in 2003. Since then it has been celebrated as the best-selling Japanese Single Malt. Suntory ISC has already received the coveted "Distiller of the Year" award several times in a row. Nowadays, the company can hardly be saved from prizes for its great whiskies. Suntory also became famous through the film "Lost in Translation" by Sofia Coppola with Bill Murray in the leading role. This is where the famous quote "For relaxing times make it Suntory time!" came from, which Bill Murray had to recite in a commercial for Hibiki 17. Many people claim that this was the beginning of the boom after Japanese whisky.