Japan's whisky is widely known for its subtlety and craftsmanship, but how did that tradition begin? According to a recent article, much of the answer lies in the history of Suntory. Nearly one century ago, Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii came to an ancient spring to build the first commercial whisky distillery in Japan, now known internationally as the Yamazaki Distillery. After first developing a whisky too bold for Japanese consumers, Torii decided to focus on subtle flavors instead. The complex and precise blending that he developed continues to define Japanese whisky today.
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