Collection: Suntory

Suntory was founded by Torii Shinjirō (Torii Shinjirō), who opened the Torii store in Osaka on February 1, 1899, selling imported wine. In 1907, the store began selling a fortified wine called Akatsuma Port (Akatama literally means "red ball," a euphemism for the sun). The shop became the Kotobukiya Company in 1921 to further expand the business, and in 1923 Torii established the Yamazaki Distillery, Japan's first malt whisky distillery. Production began in December 1924 and five years later Japan's first single malt whisky, Suntory Whisky Shirofuda (white label) was sold