Suntory World Whisky Ao (750mL)
Suntory World Whisky Ao (750mL)
Taste the world's 5 most celebrated whisk(e)y regions
Experience the unique personalities of five whisky-producing regions with Suntory World Whisky Ao - a multi-layered blend of Yamazaki's misty delicacy, Hakushu's herbal freshness, Cooley's double-distilled complexity, Alberta's smooth rye depths, Beam's Bourbon, Ardmore's Highland smokiness, and Glen Garioch's sharp honey-spice.
Suntory World Whisky Ao achieves harmony at its base while layering and highlighting a multitude of characteristics. The result offers aromas and flavors that change and evolve, depending on when and how you drink it.
Suntory World Whisky Ao is a blend of whiskies produced from these regional distilleries
Yamazaki Distillery: Japan’s first and oldest whisky distillery, featuring a delicate yet profound profile nurtured through Yamazaki’s misty climate.
Hakushu Distillery: Japan’s unique mountain forest distillery, featuring a refreshingly herbal flavour profile from the water of its natural surroundings
Cooley Distillery: One of the country's newer distillery founded in 1989, Cooley uses similar production methods to Scotch such as double distillation.
From the United States
Jim Beam Clermont Distillery: Founded in 1795 and run by the Beam family for generations, this distillery produces the World’s #1 Bourbon, using water naturally filtered through a limestone shelf and the same yeast since the Prohibition era.
Alberta Distillery: Founded in 1946, Alberta’s high-quality, locally-grown rye and refreshing glacial water offer a smooth flavor.
Ardmore Distillery: Founded in 1898, Ardmore produces smoky Highland whisky that is crisp and different from other Islay varieties.
Glen Garioch Distillery: Among the Highlands’ oldest distilleries, Glen Garioch features Highland malt with sharp honey and heathery spicy notes.
Suntory World Whisky Ao Tasting Notes:
Aroma: Profound, vanilla and pineapple-like fruitiness on top, a creamy sweetness and depth with a lingering woody aroma.
Palate: Smooth and sweet mouthfeel, gradually followed with smokiness and cinnamon-like spiciness.
Finish: Multi-layered complexity, sweet and smoky, spicy and woody.
- Cody L.Verified BuyerRated 3 out of 5 starsSep 4, 2023A valiant effort.
The idea of marrying multiple world styles is pretty interesting, and I hope it isn't abandoned. That said, Ao doesn't really come together. Certainly not bad, leans European, has a smoothness. But the profiles don't so much compete as try too hard to stay out of each other's way. Like four cars at a 4-way stop sign, nobody wants to go first. Glad to say I tried it, look forward to the first revision.AromaRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5MouthfeelRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2PalateRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Peaty/ SmokyRated -1.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2FinishRated -1.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2DrinkabilityRated -1.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2Price ValueRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Likelyhood to purchase againRated -2.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
- Brian L.Verified BuyerRated 4 out of 5 starsApr 3, 2023World in a Bottle
A great smooth blendAromaRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5MouthfeelRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2PalateRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Peaty/ SmokyRated 1.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2FinishRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2DrinkabilityRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2Price ValueRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5Likelyhood to purchase againRated 1.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2