Suntory Shirofuda, Japan’s first genuine whisky, was introduced in 1929. After further refinements to suit the discriminating market of Japan, Kakubin (“square bottle”) was born in 1937.
Kakubin’s light, sweet aroma with a crisp finish differs from every other whisky in the world. By blending a wide variety of whiskies, Suntory succeeded in making a delicate whisky with balance and versatility.
Kakubin’s finely honed taste captures hearts from the moment it’s poured. Its rich gold color speaks for the painstaking pursuit of perfection by Japanese artisans. Kakubin’s complex aroma offers subtle hints of oak and popcorn. However, Kakubin reaches its zenith in taste, offering a stimulating blend of biscuit, vanilla, and spice. And, its finish is crisp with a subtle hint of smoke.
The Kakubin Highball (Kakubin mixed with soda) is what many Japanese order when they raise their glasses for the first drink of the night. This overarching enjoyment of the Kakubin experience is the result of true Japanese craftsmanship and a unique climate that gives it a finely blended flavor.