Suntory World Whisky ‘Ao’ launched in global travel retail

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Beam Suntory has announced the launch of Suntory World Whisky ‘Ao’, in global travel retail. The whisky will be available in 16 markets.

Blended using whiskies from five renowned distilleries in Japan, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the US,  'Ao’, meaning blue, is named after the ocean that connects these five distilleries together in harmony.

The one-of-a-kind whisky is a tribute to the liquids’ long history; perfectly capturing the heathery flavour of Ardmore and Glen Garioch, the complexity of Cooley, the smoothness of Alberta, the vibrance of Jim Beam and the subtlety of Yamazaki and Hakushu. Fifth generation Suntory chief blender, Shinji Fukuyo carefully selected the liquids used based on Suntory’s globally recognised Monozukuri craftsmanship – a relentless pursuit of perfection, meticulous attention to detail and commitment to quality.

It is the distinctive climate, fermentation and distillation processes of each whisky-making region that give the blended whisky its unique taste, which is having notes of vanilla, tropical fruit and cinnamon.