One of the Japanese whisky giants. Kotobukiya or as we know them today Suntory. The company was founded by Shinjiro Torii in 1899 first as an importer of western liquor. As he progressed within the business he decided to build Japan's first distillery. This is where Masataka Taketsuru comes into the picture. He was hired as a distillery executive at Yamazaki. He later left the company to found his own.
This Special Reserve was originally released in 1969 to commemorate Suntory's 70th anniversary. Ever since a batch appears here and there with a new label and recipe. It is said that two of the main components are Hakushu that was aged in white oak and sherry casks.
43% ABV / 76cl & 18cl