Life Partner DAKARA marketed.
Suntory Yamazaki Whisky Museum opened at the Yamazaki Distillery.
Tomi 1996, Suntory's premium wine, presented with the Champion award at an international competition.
Sole Japanese distributorship rights for importing and sales of Glenfiddich products acquired.
|A TV commercial for DAKARA at the time of its release|
Lipton tea released under an agreement with Nippon Lever, K.K. (current Unilever Japan K.K.) for joint operation of the Lipton tea business.
Tomi Noble Rouge 1976, Japan's first "red" noble rot grape wine marketed in limited quantities.
Full-fledged operation of Suntory Brewing (Kunshan) Co., Ltd., a second brewery for the Shanghai beer business, commenced.
Nobutada Saji becomes 4th president.
|Suntory Kunshan Brewery|
Suntory's flower business separated and Suntory Flowers, Ltd. established.
The Premium Malt's released.
Kuromaru, a genuine shochu made in collaboration with the renowned Hamada Shuzou Ltd. shochu distillery in Kagoshima prefecture, released.
Importing and sales of Freixenet sparkling wine initiated.
Suntory Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki 12 Years Old captures a Gold Award at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) in the United Kingdom.
Suntory Taiwan established.
Suntory's Tomi 1997 wins a Gold Award at Les Citadelles du Vin 2003 wine festival in France.
Suntory Kyushu Kumamoto Plant, the industry's first combined plant producing beer and beer kind products as well as non-alcoholic beverages, completed.
Water source cultivation activities initiated in the Suntory Natural Water Sanctuary Aso.
Four varieties of Suntory Chu-hi Caroli marketed.
|Suntory's Tomi 1997 was honored with a Gold Award at Les Citadelles du Vin wine festival in France.|
|The Suntory Kyushu Kumamoto Plant|
Suntory Iyemon (bottled green tea) released.
World's first "blue rose" successfully developed through application of biotechnology.
Suntory coffee BOSS Rainbow Mountain Blend marketed.
Suntory Products Development Center (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture) completed.
Suntory Hibiki 30 Years Old whisky becomes the first Japanese whisky to win the Trophy, the top prize, at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) in the UK.
Suntory Mizuiku – Education Program for Nature and Water initiated.
New corporate logo adopted in 2005. It symbolizes our thought of always being fresh, free and flexible like water, that gently flow and circulate the Earth.
All domestically brewed Suntory beers and happoshu now "made with 100 percent natural water".
Suntory -196°C Chu-hi released.
Suntory Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki 18 Years Old wins Japan's first Double Gold Award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SWSC), an international liquor festival.
Suntory Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki 50 Years Old made from carefully selected key malt and matured for an ultra-long term released.
The Premium Malt's wins Japan's first Grand Gold Medal in the Selection of Beers division at the 44th Monde Selection. (It was the medium-sized bottle that received the award.)
Discoveries, a chilled cup coffee, released in a tie-up with Starbucks Corporation.
|Suntory Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki 18 Years Old captured Japan's first Double Gold Award at the SWSC.|
|A TV commercial for The Premium Malt's|
|Discoveries, launched in a tie-up with Starbucks Corporation|
Suntory Single Malt Whisky Hakushu 18 Years Old released and selected for a Gold award at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC).
New-category beverage, Suntory Jug-nama, marketed.
Pepsi Nex released.
Kuro (Black) Oolong Tea specified health beverage released.
The Premium Malt's awarded the Grand Gold medal in the Selection of Beers division at the 45th Monde Selection for the second straight year. (It was the medium-sized bottle that received the award.)
Shanghai Foster's Brewery Co., Ltd. (current Suntory Guangming Brewing (Shanghai ) Co., Ltd.), a Shanghai-based beer company, acquired and integrated into the Suntory Group.
|A TV commercial for Kuro (Black) Oolong Tea|
New Suntory Museum of Art opened in Tokyo Midtown.
Kanagawa Ayase Plant, Suntory Beverage Products Limited, completed as a food production base in the Tokyo Metropolitan area.
Laurent-Perrier and Henriot champaign brands released.
The Premium Malt's awarded the Grand Gold Medal in the Selection of Beers division at the 46th Monde Selection for the third consecutive year. (It was the medium-sized bottle that received the award.)
Capital tie-up concluded with Tipco F&B Co., Ltd., which manufactures and sells beverages in Thailand.
|Suntory Museum of Art|
|The Premium Malt's|
Suntory Mineral Waters Limited Oku-Daisen Bunanomori Plant completed.
General-purpose welfare facility Domyoji Takadonoen established.
All shares of Izutsu Maisen .Co.,Ltd.acquired.
Midorie environmental greening business initiated.
Mizu no Chi ["Wisdom of Water"] (Suntory) corporate sponsored research program inaugurated by Suntory and the University of Tokyo.
Suntory Whisky Hibiki 30 Years old captures the Trophy, the highest award, at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) for the third consecuctive year, becoming the first four-time winner in the competition's history.
|Suntory Mineral Waters Limited Oku-Daisen Bunanomori Plant|
|Suntory Whisky Hibiki 30 Years Old was honored with the Trophy, the highest award, at the ISC.|
Medium-term target aimed at attaining a water source preservation area of 7,000 ha and a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions established.
Frucor Group, a New Zealand-based beverage maker, acquired and consolidated it into the Suntory Group.
Suntory chu-hi Horoyoi released.
Shifted to a pure holding company system.
Acerola-based beverage business acquired from Nichirei Foods Inc.
Suntory Foundation for Arts established.
Suntory Kaku Highball 350ml Can introduced.
Sales of "SUNTORY blue rose APPLAUSE" initiated.
French soft drinks maker Orangina Schweppes Group purchased.
Acquisition contract concluded with Chinese wine importer and distributor ASC Fine Wines Holding Limited.
|Suntory chu-hi Horoyoi|
|"SUNTORY blue rose APPLAUSE", the world's first blue rose, launched.|
|Orangina carbonated fruit drink|