A New World Opened with Ao
Suntory’s Chief blender Shinji Fukuyo directed the development of Ao, a blend of the world's five major whiskies. This interview delves into the secrets of Ao's flavor that resulted from his expertise.
It’s a Brave World. Blend It.
Revel in this new era as Suntory pioneers the unconventional.
Ireland. Scotland. America. Canada. Japan. The world’s most prestigious whisky regions, each with its unique history and climate, reveal personality traits through the Ao blend. A blend that represents nearly a century of countless Suntory challenges.
Suntory blends, such as Hibiki, seek harmony, unifying individual whisky personalities. Ao, though, achieves harmony at its base while layering and highlighting characteristics. The blend allows traits to manifest differently. Aromas and flavors change with temperatures and where, when and how one enjoys Ao.
Experience a cascade of contrasting expressions—glamorous and sublime or mellow and intense—and enjoy Ao in all its colorful characteristics that transform with environments and how it’s served.
Suntory’s Fifth-Generation Chief Blender