Suntory whiskey beats ‘em all

Suntory Liquors Ltd.’s Suntory Single Malt Whiskey Yamazaki 1984 has been awarded the top prize among some 1,000 entries in an international liquor competition held in London, the distiller said Tuesday.

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Savor the moment: Suntory officials involved in the making of the prizewinning Yamazaki 1984 whiskey, (from left) Tetsu Mizutani, Seiichi Koshimizu and Seiichiro Hattori, show off trophies at a London hotel Monday. COURTESY OF SUNTORY LIQUORS LTD.

After winning the Trophy in the "Whiskeys" category from some 300 selections from around the world, Yamazaki 1984 went on Monday to win the Supreme Champion Spirit award, which was selected among the Trophy winners from all the categories, in the 15th International Spirits Challenge 2010.

It is the first time a Japanese product received the Supreme Champion Spirit award, according to the company.

Suntory also became the first Japanese company to ever be awarded Distiller of the Year, the prize given to the producer that has made the greatest contribution to the industry worldwide, it said.

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