Liquid gold at the foot of a Japanese mountain
In only a few years, the world has managed to drink up most of Suntory's stock of its prize-winning products. A fan visits Suntory's flagship Yamazaki Distillery to find out what makes Japanese whiskies so special
Like everything else in Japan, the whisky that the Japanese make is meant primarily for one audience—the Japanese. And their standards are so high that, inevitably, the products they create end up being world beaters. The Japanese set their own benchmarks, as the world knows, from examples that range from automobiles and shinkansens to onsens and toilet seats. And so it is with whisky.