Sharp eyed habitues of the Yamazaki distillery may have noticed that the famous old sign on the front of the distillery (top left) was changed in the New Year. It now carries the same calligraphy style Japanese characters as the Yamazaki range of single malts.
I can`t help feeling that a bit of the patina has been rubbed from the place but this does confirm one significant and positive development: the idea of a distillery as primarily a place for producing single malt seems, at least symbolically, to be firmly established at Suntory.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Official blog entry is here.