July 1, 2016
Tasting up to 400 component whiskies each day, Suntory's team of blenders create the harmonious flavors that make our Japanese whiskies among the most sought-after in the world.
Led by chief blender Shinji Fukuyo, this team of highly trained artisan-scientists select and combine the perfect blend of components to bring out the characteristics of each ingredient with just the right notes and superb balance. Years of experience combined with a perceptive nose and keen palette have given Fukuyo and his team an uncanny ability to predict how the casks we use for distilling will infuse each brand with the perfect, most outstanding taste.
Our blender team personifies the uncompromising pursuit of perfection and unparallelled emphasis on craftsmanship that is the mainstay of everything we do at Suntory. They exemplify our conviction that excellence can't be rushed, and that artistry requires patience and purpose.