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Make Perfect Holiday Highballs With Suntory’s Toki Whisky This Christmas

In Partnership with The House of Suntory

At this time of year, a gift you can share is always the very best kind. In fact, it’s something of an unspoken rule within the Man of Many team that our Christmas shopping is never complete until a bottle of excellent whisky is nestled inside someone’s stocking, just waiting to be opened. And this year, we’ve found the perfect choice in the form of the House of Suntory’s outstanding Toki Japanese Whisky. 

Not only does Toki add an extra layer of refinement to the festive proceedings—after all, no one crafts whisky quite like these Japanese masters—but it also feels a little more special this time around, thanks to the legendary whisky maker’s marking of its centenary earlier this year. As such, we now have the Suntory Toki whisky in a 100th anniversary limited-edition gift box to savour in the company of family and friends.

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Suntory Toki Whisky | Image: Supplied

December Deliciousness

Taking its name from the Japanese word for time, Toki is a celebration of the rich tradition that surrounds whisky craft, along with the devotion and dedication of the talented people who make it. A mix of Chita grain whisky, Hakushu malt whisky, and Yamazaki malt whisky, the resulting blend boasts a wonderfully complex flavour profile that’s as delicious in a refreshing highball—read on to discover a pair of our favourite easy-to-make recipes that are perfect for the festive season—as it is neat or on the rocks. 

Starting with an aroma of basil, green apple, and honey, Toki’s flavour blossoms with layers of grapefruit, green grapes, peppermint, and thyme, before ending with a subtly sweet and spicy finish, boasting hints of vanilla oak, white pepper, and ginger. This sophisticated symphony elevates any celebratory beverage you care to build around it, adding a complexity and depth of flavour that simply can’t be beat.

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Suntory Toki Whisky | Image: Supplied

Merry Mixology

To prove this very point, here you’ll find our aforementioned pair of irresistible but simple highball recipes that will help you share in the festive spirit with your nearest and dearest as the year draws to a close. As easy to mix as they are delicious, they’re the perfect accompaniment to all things merry and bright. 

Classic Japanese Whisky Highball

Ingredients:

  • 50mL Suntory Toki Whisky
  • 130mL Schweppes Soda Water
  • Strip of lemon zest
  • Ice

Recipe:

  1. Combine 50mL of Suntory Toki Whisky and 130mL of Schweppes Soda Water into a tall glass.
  2. Fill the glass with as much ice as you can possibly fit.
  3. Drop in the lemon zest to garnish . Stir using a gentle folding motion to combine the flavours.
  4. Please serve and enjoy responsibly.

Blood Orange & Japanese Whisky Highball 

Ingredients:

  • 30mL Suntory Toki Whisky
  • 15mL freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 120mL Schweppes Agrum Blood Orange
  • Orange for Garnish
  • Ice

Recipe:

  1. Combine 30mL of Suntory Toki Whisky, 15mL of freshly squeezed orange juice, and 120 mL of Schweppes Agrum Blood Orange into a tall glass.
  2. As with the recipe above, fill the glass with as much ice as you can.
  3. If in season, garnish with a blood orange wheel. Otherwise, an orange wheel will do perfectly fine.
  4. Again, please serve and enjoy responsibly.
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Suntory Toki Whisky | Image: Supplied

Stocking-Bound Suntory

No matter how you choose to enjoy the House of Suntory’s Toki Whisky, you’ll find it’s the perfect way to both celebrate and gift this Christmas. With its handsomely sleek and minimal rectangular bottle design, paired with that instantly recognisable off-centre label—not to forget the limited-edition gift box—it’s a gift each and every one of us would love to unwrap on the morning of December 25. Discover more about this delightful dram and the House of Suntory’s wide range of incredible Japanese whiskies via the link below.