Art of Blending with Suntory Whisky’s Shinji Fukuyo

Tuesday, January 8, 6:30 PM – Click here for tickets!

Enjoy a special Hibiki tasting seminar with Suntory Whisky Chief Blender, Shinji Fukuyo, in celebration of the brand’s 30th anniversary. Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a meticulous blend of the finest whiskies from the House of Suntory, inspired by the richness of the twenty-four seasons in the traditional Japanese calendar. During the seminar, you’ll learn about Suntory’s “Art of Blending” as you’re guided through a tasting of a selection of whiskies from Suntory’s three distilleries. These whiskies are components of the Hibiki Harmony whisky, and showcase the complexity of the blend. You’ll leave with an understanding of what makes Suntory’s methods and world-renowned whiskies truly unique.

This class is 1.5 hours long, including a Q&A session with Suntory Whisky Chief Blender, Shinji Fukuyo.

What you can expect:

1 Welcome cocktail
A selection of tasting pours of whiskies from Suntory’s three distilleries
1 Tasting pour of Hibiki Japanese Harmony Blend
1 Tasting pour of a special and rare Suntory Whisky not available for sale in the US

What you will learn:

+ Overview of Hibiki, one of the world’s best-loved Japanese whiskies
+ The key characteristics of Suntory whiskies, including Yamazaki malt, Hakushu malt, and Chita grain whisky
+ The art of tsukuriwake, meaning the diversity in the making, and how it lends to Suntory’s unique blending philosophy

Level: Intermediate
Style: Meet the whisky-maker
Good for: Whisky tasting NYC, Japanese whisky tasting, Suntory Whisky, to do in NYC

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What people are saying about Astor Center:

“Great class, I always have so much fun and learn so much when I take these!”