Suntory Fund for Bird Preservation charitable trust established.

Operation of Cerebos Pacific Ltd. of Singapore initiated by Suntory.

Shinichiro Torii becomes 3rd president.


Antiarrhythmic medicine Sunrhythm marketed, becoming Suntory's first new medicine.


Suntory Nutrition Drink DekaVita C marketed.

Haruna Plant for beverage production completed.

BOSS canned coffee introduced.

Suntory Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki 18 Years Old marketed.


The Cocktail Bar cocktail series permitting easy access to the pleasure of drinking authentic cocktails introduced.

Carlsberg Draft marketed.


Suntory Whisky Hibiki 21 Years Old released.

Suntory Single Malt Whisky Hakushu released.

Hop's Draft, a pioneer in the happoshu category, introduced.

Suntory Museum Tempozan opened.


Suntory Delica Maison marketed.

Shanghai Suntory-Maling Foods Co., Ltd. established.

Suntory Brewing (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established.


Totteoki Kajitsu no Osake marketed.

Super Hops happoshu marketed.

Sesame-based health supplement Sesamin E introduced.

Georges Dubouf French wine marketed.

Super Hops
Sesamin E


Suntory Whisky Royal 12 Years Old and Suntory Whisky Royal 15 Years Old released.

Suntory Whisky Hibiki 30 Years Old released.

Moondust, the world's first blue-toned carnation, introduced.


Following completion of a master franchise agreement with PepsiCo Inc. and acquisition of master franchise rights for the Pepsi brands in October 1997, marketing activities initiated by Suntory in Japan.

Nacchan Orange beverage-marketed.

A TV commercial for Pepsi


Centennial of Suntory's founding celebrated.

Health Food Division established.

Saishokukenbi, a "body-friendly" wine, marketed.

Magnum Dry happoshu marketed.

Suntory Takasago Plant completed to serve as a beverage production and distribution base in Western Japan.