Suntory Kakubin & How to Make the Perfect Kakubin HighBall

After the successful launch of Suntory’s luxury single malt whiskies – Yamazaki, Hibiki and Hakushu Suntory Whisky Kakubin has been released into the Australian market. And it is reason to get excited.

Suntory Kakubin Highball
Suntory Kakubin Highball

Famous for the Kakubin Highball, a drink that has taken Japan by storm, Kakubin blended whisky (40% ABV) has been produced since 1937 and still comes in its original decanter style bottle.

Kakubin means “square bottle” and with the summer months almost upon us, the Kakubin Highball is set to become the drink of choice. It’s light and refreshing, an alternative to beer and wine and makes for easy drinking whether you’re a whisky fan or not.

Suntory Whisky Kakubin is available in bars and liquor stores around Australia at a RRP of $48.

How to Make the Perfect Suntory Kakubin HighBall

The Kakubin Highball is traditionally served in a special mug although a beer would do.

1. Squeeze a wedge of lemon in a glass packed with ice.
2. Add 30 ml of Kakubin
3. Top with 120 ml of cold soda water.
4. Stir with a long spoon and enjoy.



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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.