Jun. 21, 2023

Suntory and Carnegie Hall Continue Partnership with Exclusive Whisky Tasting

With our purpose “To inspire the brilliance of life by creating rich experiences for people, in harmony with nature,” we are excited to continue our partnership with Carnegie Hall. Our relationship with this important institution highlights our aspiration to support New York City’s vibrant music culture and continues our longstanding commitment of giving back to society.

As part of its 2022–2023 Carnegie Hall sponsorship, Suntory’s Corporate Brand Strategy Department hosted an exclusive event on Monday, May 8, for a select group of Carnegie Hall Explorers and special guests. Our guests enjoyed a special whisky tasting followed by a private concert by alumni from Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz. This event is the second in a series of events we have done with Carnegie Hall.

Ryohei Sukeno, General Manager, Suntory Holdings Limited, first introduced Suntory Corporate, emphasizing our global and diverse portfolio of beverages and explaining the dream of our founder, Shinjiro Torii, to enrich people’s lives. Taki Nakatani, House of Suntory Marketing Brand Manager, then led an intimate tasting of our iconic Japanese whiskies, while teaching guests about the rich, 100-year history of Suntory. Following the tasting, guests enjoyed a lively jazz performance by NYO Jazz. Click here for a summary and photo gallery of the event.

Guests participated in a special whisky tasting presented by Taki Nakatani.

Alumni from NYO Jazz performed a special concert at the event.

In addition to our events, we have also strengthened our relationship with Carnegie Hall through the appointment of Nobutada “Gary” Saji, Representative Director, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Suntory Group, as an Advisory Director. Appointed by Carnegie Hall’s Board of Trustees, Chairman Saji is the Hall’s only Advisory Director from Japan. We are excited that Chairman Saji’s new position will help guide the strategic development of Carnegie Hall.

We are proud of these important steps forward with Carnegie Hall, bringing two distinct art forms together for the perfect pairing of whisky and music. Suntory is dedicated to promoting richer, more fulfilling lives by sharing high-quality products with customers globally and giving back generously to the world around us.