Founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii in the Osaka region, Suntory is a major spirits company and a pioneer in Japanese whisky production.
Founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii in the Osaka region, Suntory is today renowned for its whiskies, but above all it is a major food company, whose activity extends far beyond the borders of Japan. Thus, in France, the Suntory group owns well-known brands such as Orangina, Oasis, Pulco, Schweppes or May Tea.
However, if Suntory is strongly attached to the world of whisky, it is first of all because the group is a pioneer in the production and distribution of whiskies in Japan with, in particular, the creation of the first Japanese whisky distillery, from 1923: Yamazaki.
Almost 100 years old, its expertise in the field of distillation has been recognized several times in international competitions, including the coveted title of "Distiller of the year" awarded twice to Suntory in 2010 and 2017.
Following the takeover of the American company Beam in 2014, Suntory became the 3rd largest spirits company in the world, thus further complementing its expertise in the production of premium spirits.