Suntory World Whisky Ao

700 ml / 43%

¥5,500

Suntory’s Ao whisky, launched in 2019, is a unique blend of whiskies from their distilleries around the world. The bottle design reflects this global blend, and the taste offers a harmonious journey through various whisky flavors.

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Suntory World Whisky Ao Bottling Note

Suntory World Whisky Ao, launched in 2019, is a premium blended whisky representing a unique achievement for Suntory. It’s the world’s first whisky crafted using a blend of “world whiskies” all produced at Suntory’s own distilleries around the globe.

The distinctive pentagonal bottle itself reflects the concept, with each side symbolizing one of the “world’s five major whiskies”: Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Canadian, and Japanese. Suntory’s blending expertise comes into play to create a harmonious and complex spirit that draws upon the distinct characteristics of each.

Ao, meaning “blue” in Japanese, is displayed prominently on the label, but the overall design emphasizes the meeting of global influences with Japanese craftsmanship. This is reflected in the use of both English lettering and bold Japanese characters.

The whisky itself boasts a beautiful amber color. The aroma entices with a wave of sweetness and fruitiness, reminiscent of vanilla and pineapple. Hints of creamy vanilla and rich, woody undertones follow. The first sip delivers a smooth and pleasant sweetness, gradually revealing a touch of smokiness and spice like cinnamon. The finish is a lingering and delightful interplay of sweetness, smokiness, and woody spice.

Suntory World Whisky Ao is a testament to Suntory’s global reach and blending mastery. It offers a journey through the world of whisky flavors, brought together in a single, harmonious expression.

Suntory World Whisky Ao Tasting Note

Nose: The Suntory World Whisky Ao presents a surprising duality on the nose. Sweet aromas of ripe pineapple and vanilla bean are met by a subtle earthiness and a hint of peppery spice.

Palate: The initial sweetness translates to the palate, offering a smooth wave of honey and orchard fruit. A touch of peppery spice emerges mid-palate, adding complexity.

Finish: The finish lingers pleasantly with fading sweetness and spice, giving way to a gentle, lingering smokiness.

Overall: Suntory World Whisky Ao is a well-blended whisky that explores global whisky influences. The initial sweetness is inviting and leads to surprising depth with notes of spice and smoke. This evolving dram offers a journey for both seasoned whisky drinkers and newcomers.

Product details

Weight 2.0 kg
Name

Suntory World Whisky Ao

Distillery/Brand

Suntory

Classification

Blended Whisky

Style

World Blend (Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Canadian, and Japanese)

Region

Global (Whiskies from various regions)

Age

NAS (No Age Statement)

Cask Type

Not Disclosed

Volume

700 ml

Alcohol

43% ABV

Availability

Varies by market

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