Osaka Whisky Distillery and Beer Factory Tour
- Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Kyoto
- Product code: PNHW1E
Not only will you see the production process of Japan's finest whisky, we'll also have a look at the Suntory beer factory where you'll also get the chance to try one of Japan's top beers after your guided visit at the brewery.
Meet-up at Hankyu Oyamazaki Station at 10 am. After a short stroll in the neighborhood our tour at the distillery can begin, which will be followed by a visit to the Yamakazi whisky museum where you can enjoy exhibitions, visit the shop and also try the different kinds of whisky the distillery has to offer.
Now it's time to go explore the Suntory beer factory where we'll be guided through the brewing process and end our tour with a nice cold beer.
Estimated time of ending: 15.30
The Yamazaki distillery was Japan’s first malt whisky distillery. Established in 1923 by Shinjro Torii, spirit first ran from the still in 1924. The buildings stand between Osaka and Kyoto, in the blissful serenity of the Valey of Yamazaki. The whisky distillery is part of the Suntory brand and houses twelve stills of three different varieties. This allows Yamazaki to produce the range of flavours necessary for Suntory’s blended whiskies. The Yamazaki Twelve Year-Old was launched in 1984 and stands as the first properly marketed single malt in Japan.
Yamazaki's products are currently exported to more than 10 countries. The United States is the biggest importer accounting for nearly 60% of exports, with China, England, and Indonesia as the next biggest importers in order.
Suntory Beer factory
The Premium Malt's is a traditional pilsner proudly made by gathering Suntory's knowledge, passion, and brewing techniques. This is a beer par excellence that gives drinkers “a floral aroma and rich, quality taste and aftertaste” thanks to carefully selected pure ingredients and exceptional brewing methods.
- Professional, enthusiastic English-speaking local guide
- Entrance fee to all attended sites
- Guided tour and tasting at the distillery and brewery