In cooperation with Beam Suntory, the JCCC Culture Department will hold the "East Meets West Experience: Learn about the history of whisky and the fusion of Japanese and American cultures in the cocktail market!" Did you know that this year 2023 marks the 100th anniversary of Suntory Whisky born in Japan? Learn about the history of whiskey, how the Japan-based highball culture is promoted in the United States, and the evolution of cocktails that blend Japan and Western culture. A social gathering is also planned after the seminar, so we would like to invite everyone to participate.

Outline of the event

Date & Time: Friday, May 19 4:30-6:30PM

Location : Beam Suntory Inc. (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60654)

Participation fee: Members: $20 (including those who work for member companies) / persons, non-members: $50 / person (snacks and drinks included)

Capacity: 40 people

・100 Years of Suntory Whisky (Japanese)
・East Meets West Lecture

Atsushi Suzuki
Joined Suntory in 2003. After working as a sales, marketing, and whisky ambassador at Japan, he moved to Beam Suntory in 2020 to lead the highball team in the United States. His hobbies are the outdoors, skiing, camping, canoeing, SUP and enjoying life in the suburbs of Chicago on weekends.

Sean Shields
After moving from the insurance industry to the hospitality industry, he joined Beam Suntory in 2019. As a Highball & House of Suntory Specialist, he is responsible for the Chicago area. His hobbies are gardening and rugby (he used to be the captain of a local team!).



Beam Suntory Inc. (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60654)

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November 28, 2023

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