Suntory "Kakubin" Whisky - 1980s (40%, 70cl)

Old Spirits Company

  • Suntory
  • Suntory
  • £200.00

Era: 1980s
ABV: 40%
Volume: 70cl

Suntory are one of the founding fathers of Japanese whisky, established by Shinjirō Torii in 1899 as a wine store in Osaka. The venture was hugely successful, and the company was renamed Kotobukiya in 1921, which built its first distillery three years later, Yamazaki. The distillery produced both malt and grain whiskies which the company blended together, releasing its first Suntory White Label in 1929, the resulting popularity of which saw the firm renamed after it 1963. Expansion in the next decade saw the company move its grain production to a new Chita distillery in 1972, and open a second malt distillery, Hakushu, the following year. Suntory today has a large stake in both the bourbon and Scotch whisky industry, but remains at the forefront of its native whisky market too.

The Kakubin blend was Suntory's breakthrough product when it was launched in 1937, and has been a mainstay of their portfolio ever since.

In over 85 years the square cut bottle has seen very little change. 

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