Visit world best whisky distillery at KYOTO

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World Whiskies Awards 2012 – The Winners

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Japanese whisky continued its dominance of World Whiskies Awards this year; with Suntory scooping one of the top titles and Nikka securing the blended malt title for the fourth year running. For the first time a South African blend, Three Ships, took the title of World’s Best Blended Whisky.

More than 300 whiskies battled during three intensive blind tasting rounds for the coveted titles of the ‘2012 World’s Best Whiskies’….and 2013 is best blending whiskey HIBIKI, also the same distillery.yamazaki25

Where in Japan?

It is located in KYOTO 

You can visit Yamazaki ,and visit Yamazaki Distillery for a minimum charg, visitors can sample whiskies that can only be enjoyed at the distillery, including unusual vintage component or raw whiskies and unblended whiskies. The tasting counter offers about 100 varieties of whisky, making it the ultimate spot to try single malt whiskies from around the world while comparing and enjoying their distinctive differences. You’re sure to find one that suits your palate!

Kyoto is not only for Sake production, also world top level whisky.


Dates Daily except over the New Year’s holiday and when the plant is closed (including unscheduled shutdowns)
Tour hours [Weekdays]
10:00 am to 3:00 pm (last tour leaves at 3:00 pm)
(One tour every hour on the hour)[Weekends and public holidays]
10:00 am to 12:00 pm (last tour leaves at 12:00 pm)
(One tour every hour on the hour)
Tour length Approximately 60 minutes (tour of the whisky production process and tasting)
Group size 2 people over.

  • *Tours are given as long as there are at least two visitors in each group
  • 1.Tour of the whisky production process
  • 2.Tasting
Cost Free
Products for tasting
  • Yamazaki 10 Years OldYamazaki
  • Yamazaki 12 Years OldYamazaki 12 Years Old
  • Reserve your place on a tour by calling +81-75-962-1423
  • *Reservations are accepted up to the day before the tour in question.

Site Official Suntory Yamazaki distillery

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