Major awards

2014 awards

Hibiki21 Years Old Win Top Prize in Whisky Categories at the International Spirits Challenge(ISC) 2014.
Suntory Liquors Limited Wins Fourth "Distiller of the Year"Award at the Same Time.

"Hibiki21 Years Old"won a "Trophy"award ,the top prize in the whisky categories at the 19th International Spirits Challenge(ISC) Awards Dinner 2014 held in London, England.
In addition to "Trophy"prize, Suntory Liquors Limited also won the "Distiller of the Year"award.
This is the third year in a row and the fourth time overall that Suntory Liquors Limited has recieved the "Distiller of the year"award.

  • The World Whiskies Awards 2014
Suntory Liquors Ltd ISC2014

Distiller of the Year

Hibiki 12 years old SWSC2014*3

Gold Medal (Best in Class)

Hibiki 21 years old ISC2014*1 Trophy
Hibiki DEEP HARMONY ISC2014 Gold Medal
Hibiki MELLOW HARMONY ISC2014 Gold Medal
Hibiki 12 years oldHibiki 21 years oldHibiki DEEP HARMONYHibiki MELLOW HARMONY
Yamazaki 12 years old SWSC2014 Gold Medal
Yamazaki 18 years old ISC2014 Gold Medal
Yamazaki Mizunara 2013 ISC2014 Gold Medal
Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2013 ISC2014 Gold Medal
Yamazaki 12 years oldYamazaki 18 years oldYamazaki Mizunara 2013Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2013
Hakushu 12 years old SWSC2014 Gold Medal
Hakushu 18 years old ISC2014 Gold Medal
Hakushu 25 years old ISC2014 Gold Medal
Hakushu Sherry Cask 2014 ISC2014 Gold Medal
Hakushu 12 years oldHakushu 18 years oldHakushu 25 years oldHakushu Sherry Cask 2014

2013 awards

Suntory's "Hibiki 21 Years Old" Whisky Honored with the Trophy in its Category at the ISC International Liquor Competition in the U.K
– Suntory Liquors also takes the Distiller of the Year award for the third time –

At the awards ceremony of the International Spirits Challenge*1 2013, a worldwide liquor competition, Suntory Liquors Limited was awarded the Trophy, the highest award in the World Whiskies category for its blended whisky Hibiki 21 Years Old. This coincided with the designation of Suntory Liquors as "Distiller of the Year," an annual honor bestowed upon the best distiller that consistently produces a variety of high-quality products.

  • The World Whiskies Awards 2013
Suntory Liquors Ltd ISC2013

Distiller of the Year

  SWSC2013*3

The Tasting Panel Magazine Distillery of the Year

Hibiki 12 years old ISC2013*1 Gold Medal
Hibiki 17 years old ISC2013 Gold Medal
Hibiki 21 years old ISC2013 Trophy
  ISC2013 Gold Medal
  WWA2013*4 World's Best Blended Whisky
Hibiki 12 years oldHibiki 17 years oldHibiki 21 years old
Yamazaki 12 years old SWSC2013 Double Gold Medals
Yamazaki 18 years old ISC2013 Gold Medal
  SWSC2013 Double Gold Medals
Yamazaki Puncheon 2012 ISC2013 Gold Medal
Yamazaki Mizunara 2012 ISC2013 Gold Medal
Yamazaki 12 years oldYamazaki 18 years oldYamazaki Puncheon 2012Yamazaki Mizunara 2012
Hakushu 12 years old SWSC2013 Double Gold Medals
Hakushu 18 years old ISC2013 Gold Medal
Hakushu 25 years old ISC2013 Gold Medal
Hakushu Heavily Peated 2012 ISC2013 Gold Medal
Hakushu 12 years oldHakushu 18 years oldHakushu 25 years oldHakushu Heavily Peated 2012

2012 awards

Suntory Becomes First Distiller in ISC History to Win Two Whisky Category Trophies with "Yamazaki 18 years Old" and "Hakushu 25 years Old"
--Suntory Liquors also named "Distiller of the Year"--

Yamazaki 18 years old and Hakushu 25 years Old, were awarded the winning trophies in the Whisky category at the 17th International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2012.
It is the first time in ISC history that a distiller has won multiple trophies in the Whisky category.
Also, Suntory Liquors has received the "Distiller of the Year," an annual honor bestowed upon the best distiller that consistently produces a variety of high-quality products, for the second times since 2010.

  • The 17th International Spirits Challenge 2012
Suntory Liquors Ltd ISC2012

Distiller of the Year

Hibiki 12 years old SWSC2012*3 Gold Medal (Best in Class)
Hibiki 17 years old ISC2012*1 Gold Medal
Hibiki 21 years old ISC2012 Gold Medal
Suntory Whiskey Hibiki 12 years old, Hibiki 17 years old, Hibiki 21 years old
Yamazaki 18 years old ISC2012 Trophy
  ISC2012 Gold Medal
  SWSC2012 Best Other Whisky
Yamazaki 25 years old WWA2012*4 World's Best Single Malt Whisky
Suntory Whiskey Yamazaki 18 years old, 25 years old
Hakushu 12 years old ISC2012 Gold Medal
Hakushu 25 years old ISC2012 Trophy
  ISC2012 Gold Medal
Hakushu Sherry Cask 2012 ISC2012 Gold Medal
Suntory Whiskey Hakushu 12 years old ,Hakushu 25 years old ,Hakushu Scherry Cask 2012

The history of winning awards by products.

Suntory Liquors Ltd

2010 ISC Distiller of the Year  
  Icons of Whisky Whisky distiller of the Year ('World' category)

Hibiki

2004 Best of the best Hibiki 21 years old World Top 10
  ISC Hibiki 30 years old Gold Medal (Best in Class)
  ISC Hibiki 21 years old Gold Medal
2005 ISC Hibiki 21 years old Gold Medal
  SWSC Hibiki 17 years old Gold Medal
2006 ISC Hibiki 30 years old Gold Medal
  ISC Hibiki 21 years old Gold Medal
2007 ISC Hibiki 30 years old Gold Medal (Best in Class)
  IWSC Hibiki 30 years old Best in Class
  IWSC Hibiki 17 years old Best in Class
  WWA Hibiki 30 years old World best blended whisky
2008 ISC Hibiki 30 years old Gold Medal (Best in Class)
  WWA Hibiki 30 years old World best blended whisky
2009 ISC Hibiki 17 years old Gold Medal
2010 ISC Hibiki 21 years old Gold Medal
  ISC Hibiki 12 years old Gold Medal
  IWSC Hibiki 21 years old Gold Medal
  IWSC Hibiki 12 years old Gold Medal
  WWA Hibiki 21 years old World best blended whisky
2011 IWSC Hibiki 21 years old Best in Class
  WWA Hibiki 21 years old World's Best Blended Whisky

Yamazaki

2003 ISC Yamazaki 12 years old Gold Medal
2005 ISC Yamazaki Sherry Wood1986 Gold Medal
  ISC Vintage Malt1983
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Gold Medal
  SWSC Yamazaki 18 years old Gold Medal (Best in Class)
2006 IWSC Yamazaki 18 years old Supreme Champion Spirit
2007 ISC Yamazaki 18 years old Gold Medal
2008 SWSC Yamazaki 18 years old Gold Medal (Best in Class)
2009 ISC Yamazaki 1984 Gold Medal
  IWSC Yamazaki 1984 Gold Medal
  SWSC Yamazaki 18 years old Gold Medal (Best in Class)
  SWSC Yamazaki 12 years old Gold Medal (Best in Class)
2010 ISC Yamazaki 18 years old Gold Medal
  ISC Yamazaki 12 years old Gold Medal
  ISC Yamazaki 1984 Supreme Champion Spirit
  ISC Yamazaki 1984 Trophy
  ISC Yamazaki 1984 Gold Medal
  IWSC Yamazaki 1984 Gold Medal
  IWSC Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel Gold Medal
  SWSC Yamazaki 18 years old Gold Medal (Best in Class)
  SWSC Yamazaki 1984 Gold Medal (Best in Class)
2011 ISC Yamazaki 1984 Gold Medal
  IWSC Yamazaki 1984 Best in Class
  IWSC Yamazaki 18 years old Trophy
  IWSC Yamazaki 12 years old Best in Class
  IWSC Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel Best in Class
  SWSC Yamazaki 18 years old Best Other Whisky
  SWSC Yamazaki 18 years old Gold Medal (Best in Class)
  WWA Yamazaki 1984 World's Best Single Malt Whisky

Hakushu

2006 ISC Hakushu 18 years old Gold Medal
2007 IWSC Hakushu 18 years old Gold Medal
2008 ISC Hakushu 25 years old Gold Medal
2009 ISC Hakushu 18 years old Gold Medal
  IWSC Hakushu 25 years old Best in Class
  IWSC Hakushu 12 years old Best in Class
2010 ISC Hakushu 25 years old Gold Medal
  ISC Hakushu Heavily Peated Gold Medal
  IWSC Hakushu 18 years old Gold Medal
  IWSC Hakushu 18 years old Gold Medal (Best in Class)
  IWSC Hakushu 12 years old Gold Medal
  IWSC Hakushu Heavily Peated Gold Medal
2011 ISC Hakushu Bourbon Barrel Gold Medal
  IWSC Hakushu 25 years old Gold Medal
  IWSC Hakushu Heavily Peated Gold Medal
  SWSC Hakushu 12 years old Gold Medal (Best in Class)
  • *1ISC
    Sponsored by William Reed, a United Kingdom-based media company involved in liquor retailing, the International Spirits Challenge is an influential annual competition that attracts attention from industry insiders worldwide. Leading liquor manufacturers from around the world exhibit at the event.
  • *2IWSC
    First held in London in 1969, the International Wine & Spirit Competition is an influential and well-established international liquor competition. Each year, the results of awards presented at the event attract attention from the liquor industry worldwide.
  • *3SWSC
    The San Francisco Wine and Spirits Competition is the largest international liquor competition held in the United States. The event, whose sponsors include U.S. liquor industry magazine Bon Appetit, features a blind tasting event evaluated by a broad panel of judges including U.S. hotels, restaurants, buyers, and journalists. Each year, the results of awards presented at the event attract attention from the liquor industry worldwide.
  • *4WWA
    First held in 2007, the World Whiskies Awards is an international whisky contest sponsored by United Kingdom-based Whisky Magazine. As the world’s only competition devoted solely to whisky, the event and its winners generate a particularly high level of interest in the whisky industry.
  • *5Icons of Whisky
    Icons of Whisky is an international whisky industry contest sponsored by Whisky Magazine, a whisky magazine published in the United Kingdom and read in more than 100 countries worldwide. Manufacturers, distilleries, and individuals who have made notable contributions to the whisky industry are recognised in a total of nine categories. Each year, the whisky manufacturer that has made the greatest contribution in the world to the whisky industry is recognised as Distiller of the Year (‘World’ category).

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