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Major awards

FY2013 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

FY2012 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

FY2011 awards

The 16th International Spirits Challenge 2011
Suntory Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki 1984 and Hakushu Bourbon Barrel win Gold Medals.
Suntory Awarded for 9th Year in a Row since 2003.

At the International Spirits Challenge 2011, an international liquor competition, the Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki 1984 basked in the glory of a third award year running, following on a Gold Medal in 2009 and the Supreme Champion Spirit award in 2010.
Simultaneously, the Single Malt Whisky Hakushu Bourbon Barrel, released last year, won the first Gold Medal.

  • The World Whiskies Awards 2011
Hibiki 21 years old WWA 2011*4 World's Best Blended Whisky
  IWSC2011*2 Best in Class
Suntory Whiskey Hibiki 12 years old
Yamazaki 12 years old IWSC2011 Best in Class
Yamazaki 18 years old IWSC2011 Trophy
  SWSC2011*3 Best Other Whisky
  SWSC2011 Gold Medal (Best in Class)
Yamazaki 1984 ISC2011*1 Gold Medal
  IWSC2011 Best in Class
  WWA 2011 World's Best Single Malt Whisky
Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel IWSC2011 Best in Class
Suntory Whiskey Yamazaki 1984  Yamazaki 18 years old
Hakushu 12 years old SWSC2011*3 Gold Medal (Best in Class)
Hakushu 25 years old IWSC2011 Gold Medal
Hakushu Heavily Peated IWSC2011 Gold Medal
Hakushu Bourbon Barrel ISC2011 Gold Medal
Suntory Whiskey Hakushu 12 years old

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

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)

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
  • *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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