Yamazaki Distillery - Print - Various Sizes
Yamazaki Distillery - Print - Various Sizes
Yamazaki Distillery - Print - Various Sizes
Yamazaki Distillery - Print - Various Sizes

Yamazaki Distillery - Print - Various Sizes

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$70.00
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$70.00

*Disclosure: I am not affiliated with Yamazaki, Suntory or Beam Suntory nor do I receive any compensation for doing artwork. My designs are independent from these companies.

This is an image of Yamazaki Distillery, it's a part of my Japanese Distillery Doodle series. The image focuses on the close shot of the building because I wanted the details of the architecture and the trees to be hi-lighted. This is to convey that Yamazaki is within one's reach--that it's attainable. Ever since Yamazki Sherry Edition won an award by Jim Murray, Japanese whiskies have taken off and lots of my customers want to taste them at the bar because they're so hard to obtain. Due to the popular demand of Japanese whiskies, prices have increased exponentially and there's been a growing interest of Japanese whiskies from consumers who are new to whisky.

With the artwork, I try to tackle the balance of detail and subtlety here. I wanted an equal-footing of nature and industrial design to convey that the philosophy of Japanese whiskies is usually about striving for balance.

I had the privilege of meeting Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo-san at my work place, and he gave the breakdown of Toki's blend. We were able try Chita, Hakushu and Yamazaki expressions. It was such a pleasure to meet him because Bar Jackalope was an inspiration of Japanese bars. Luckily, the company I work for has a strong relationship with Beam Suntory, and we were able to try experiments of Jim Bean expressions as well. It was nice to bow and give eye-contact avoidance with another person because I was able to share the same style of respect with him.