The House of Suntory Exclusive Takeover is Back

Suntory Japanese Whiskey Pop-up

Japanese whisky and Japanese food. They’re a winning combo of finesse and flavour and they should be paired together more often. At least the people at Suntory Whisky certainly think so which is why they’re bringing us a pop-up experience like no other. The House of Suntory Exclusive Takeover is back for its second year after impressing guests in their inaugural year last year.

On each Wednesday in July, Hihou, the Japanese inspired bar on Flinders Lane in the city is being turned into The House of Suntory where Shinjiro Torii, the founder of Suntory will be guiding guests through just how these drops were intended to be enjoyed. The team at Hihou will be pairing them with beautiful Japanese cuisine. With a delicious Japanese inspired bar menu consisting of brioche hot dogs and tuna cigars, we can expect creativity and flavour.

Then on every Wednesday during August the pop up will venture north to Tokyo Bird in Sydney. 


The focus for both pop up events will be on the range of luxury Japanese whiskies and how we should be taking note of the quality of drop that is coming out of Japan. On top of that there will be a great focus on Japanese hospitality and service to really round out the exclusive takeover. Plus this year will include The House of Suntory’s newest member, Hibiki Japanese Harmony.

What will the evening look like? Guests will be served up a six course or three course menu paired with whiskies plus the popular whisky highball as well as whisky on hand-chipped ice balls. There are no holes barred here.

The House of Suntory Exclusive Takeover at Hihou
1 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Prices: $55 per person for a 3 course tasting menu, $120 for a 6 course dinner. 
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The House of Suntory Exclusive Takeover at Tokyo Bird
Commonwealth Street, & Belmore Lane, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Prices: $60 per person for a 3 course tasting menu, $120 for a 6 course dinner. Two sittings at 6pm and 8.30pm.

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About the author

Yoga teacher, writer, blogger, and marketing whiz – it’s safe to say Amy Collins is a busy little lady. Her idea of a stellar evening is yoga class followed by a glass of wine. Her favourite quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”


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