We have been very remiss as it’s several years since we last held a Japanese whisky tasting and so we are delighted that on Wednesday 15th October Zoran Peric, UK brand ambassador, has kindly agreed to come along and present some whiskies from the Suntory range.

Suntory have two distilleries – Yamazaki (founded in 1923) and Hakushu – from which they produce a range of single malts and blended whiskies, and whilst the basic method of whisky making is similar in Japan to Scotland the Suntory distilleries have some fascinating variations in production. For example, at the Yamazaki distillery they have 6 different types of pot still and use many types of barrels – including some made from Japanese Mizunara wood. These type of variations, along with a mild climate, result in a distinctive style of fragrant and elegant whisky – with the addition in the case of Hakushu of a subtle smokiness, as it is lightly peated.

The winning combination of Zoran’s flair for presenting and the delightful Japanese whiskies mean that these tastings have proved extremely popular in the past so there is sure to be strong demand for the tickets.

Tickets for the Suntory whisky tasting will be available to buy from 1pm on Wednesday 3rd September and no bookings will be taken before this time. Also, please be aware that the maximum number of people that we can seat together at one table is 6.

See below for all the details and if you have any queries just contact us.

Fran and Ken
Arkwrights Whisky and Wines


Name Suntory Japanese Whisky Tasting
Date Wednesday 15th October 2014

Time 7.00 for 7.30pm
Venue Stanton House Hotel, Stanton Fitzwarren

Details Admission to the tasting is by ticket only, and the whiskies tasted will be available to purchase on the night so come prepared. Tickets are £15 per person, and this also entitles you to a discount of £3 against a bottle of one of the featured whiskies if bought or ordered on the night of the tasting.

Tickets are very strictly limited, and allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Arkwrights reserve the right to restrict the number of tickets per customer and as these tastings usually sell out within hours it is best to book as soon as the tickets are released. To buy tickets just log on to from 1pm on Wednesday 3rd September and place an order for the number you require.

Please note, we cannot accept provisional bookings and payment must be made when booking. Refunds for tickets are not available except in exceptional circumstances. N.B. We have negotiated special rates at the hotel for anyone who wants to stay overnight after the tasting – click here for further details.

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