"Yamazaki distillery is Suntory Holdings' whiskey distillery in Yamazaki 5 - chome Shimamoto cho, Mishima - gun, Osaka prefecture.
At the distillery, it produces ""Yamazaki"", the company's flagship single malt whiskey.
In addition, it produces Yakusa Taro sake brewed at the distillery and Internet shop limited sale.
In Suntory, Yamazaki is said to be the land of famous water called ""water Ikuno"" (Minase's). In addition, Yamazaki was once a place where the Sen Rikyu provided a tea room, and the location where the good quality of water and the three rivers (Uji River, Kitsu River, Katsuragawa) join together is said to be suitable for whiskey making .
In this Yamazaki area, it was opened as Japan 's first malt whiskey distillery in 1923 by Hosui (now Suntory Holdings).
Shizuo Toriya, the then president of the company, planned to open distillery, aiming for full-fledged whiskey production, invited Takeshi Masataka who studied whiskey production in Scottish Whiskey's real scotland in 1923, Yamazaki distillate was appointed director.
In the Yamazaki Distillery, different types of different equipment are used selectively to create malt sake with various characteristics."