ABV: 43% Age: No Age Statement Country: Japan
Suntory has released this new blended whisky to help with the transparency in Japanese whisky markets. Suntory World Whisky AO features whisky produced at the companies distilleries in five major whisky-producing regions – Scotland (Ardmore & Glen Garioch), Ireland (Cooley), the US (Jim Beam), Canada (Alberta), and Japan (Yamazaki & Hakushu).
The company owns a number of global distilleries, including Bowmore, Laphroaig and Auchentoshan in Scotland, Kilbeggan and Cooley in Ireland, and the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries in Japan.
AO which translates to ‘blue’ in Japanese has a ‘complicated and rich’ flavour which is ‘comfortably smoky’.
Official Tasting Notes
A vivid, elegant, yet deep profile, with a sweetness that gently pervades with a pleasantly sharp finish.