Sunday, February 25, 2024

Dragon King’s Daughter Dinner hosted by Home of Suntory


A bunch of ELEVATE attendees have been handled to dinner at Dragon King’s Daughter, a Louisville sushi restaurant named after the primary lady to achieve enlightenment.

The meal featured three cocktails crafted with spirits by Home of Suntory, which is celebrating a century of pioneering Japanese whisky.

To start out, visitors loved a Fall Highball, made with spiced apple shrub, Domaine de Canton, soda, and Toki, a Suntory Whisky. Corey Galotta, model supervisor of Courvoisier and Home of Suntory East, defined that the progressive spirit is arising on its 10-year anniversary, because it launched in 2014.

“We have been searching for a approach to carry a blended whisky to the remainder of the world, past simply Japan,” Galotta mentioned.

“We needed to take an old-meets-new strategy with Toki, [which] is what we take with all our spirits. We wish to respect custom however push the boundary ahead.”

He added that each one Home of Suntory spirits are made by way of a collaborative course of. Chief blender Shinji Fukuyo and his mixing crew mix numerous whiskies from totally different pot stills and barrels to supply one-of-a-kind creations.

For the primary course, ELEVATE attendees loved tuna tataki, veggie gyoza, and stuffed wontons with a Haku Blossom. The mix of Tozai Blossom of Peace sake, Cointreau, white cranberry, saline, and lime featured Haku, a vodka product of 100% Japanese white rice.

This was adopted by a second course of assorted sushi rolls, paired with the Bees Knees, a cocktail product of lemon, honey, yuzu bitters, and Roku. The craft gin is a balanced mix of six distinctive Japanese botanicals — therefore its identify, which suggests “six” in Japan — mixed with eight conventional botanicals.

On the finish of the meal, the Home of Suntory crew shared pours of Hikbiki 30, a whisky that was launched in 2022. Galotta defined that solely 200 bottles of Hibiki 30 have been launched within the U.S., every one retailing for $5,000.

“We’ve been very selective about the place we introduced this,” Galotta mentioned, including that they have been blissful to share it with everybody at ELEVATE. “Hibiki is all about concord, and concord is all about what we do at Suntory.”

Suntory additionally introduced visitors with a parting reward: a bottle of Kansha 2023, Suntory’s one centesimal Anniversary whisky that’s not stocked in shops. Introduced in a sublime reward field with a commemorative glass, the particular deal with is certain to be savored and remembered by everybody at ELEVATE.

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