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Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

Shimamoto-cho, Japan
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Manoj S wrote a review Apr 2022
Jaipur, India8 contributions
The way to reach is Yamazaki is just beautiful We landed up by train, and the distillery has a huge collection of Suntory brands. there is a tasting facility you can choose to taste your own favorite Japanese Whisky
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Wanderer277847 wrote a review Aug 2021
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This was recommended to me by a friend and was one of my best experiences on my most recent trip to Japan. The tastings are extremely well priced for whiskeys you can't even get in the U.S. (or that would be very expensive over in the U.S.). The museum is beautiful and very informative. Highly recommend adding this to your itinerary. I traveled here in July 2019.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Gan K wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuching, Malaysia42 contributions4 helpful votes
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The Yamazaki Whisky Museum is open for all even without reservation - Free Entrance 743270073 Do not be disheartened if you are not able to book the tours at Suntory Yamazaki Distillery. The Yamazaki Whisky Museum is OPEN for public walk-in visits - just register at the entrance on arrival. It is FREE. The museum exhibits the history of Japanese Whisky and there is a tasting counter/hall and a shop. My husband and I had a really nice time there. The surrounding area where the distillery is located warrants a walkabout - there are a few good eateries. The Asahi Beer Musuem is also in same area and it is a must-visit!!! It is set on a hilltop and the view is breathtaking!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Keviee Y wrote a review Jan 2020
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Short train ride from Osaka! Came with two other friends and knew exactly what we wanted. We did not tour the distillery instead went for the gift shop and tasting immediately. Gift shop was a bit of disappointment since we are no longer able to purchase any of the rare whiskies.. I ordered the Hibiki 30 & Yamazaki 25 off the tasting menu & was blown away since it was my first time tasting them. The Hibiki 30 was absolute orgasm in my mouth from sip to finish. If you think Hibiki 21 is smooth, this one will literally slither down your throat & leave a long lingering after taste. The Yamazaki 25 has a very smoky aroma from the long maturation of the sherry cask, very rich and complex finishing taste. To be honest, I'd only come back solely just to drink those 2 and possibly Hibiki 21 & Yamazaki 18 years down the line!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dan wrote a review Jan 2020
Rockhampton, Australia75 contributions1 helpful vote
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Did the tour well worth it ! Learnt heaps get to see the barrels and smell the goods throughout the distillery. * Tip go to the gift shop first and get your small batch whisky 🥃 and ask if they can keep it behind the counter till you finish the tour, they will give you a number to bring back and get your gear. They had sold out for the day after I had finished the tour Luckily had done the gift shop first. At the end of the tour you get the samples to try and you get to make a highball 👌 you can join the club on your phone and get a free whisky sample you’ll see the barcode to scan and they talk about it, During the testing. Don’t expect little bottles of Yamazaki or aged whisky at the gift shop.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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