Top 10 best-selling world whisk(e)y brands

25th June, 2019 by Owen Bellwood

5. Suntory Kakubin

2018: 5.0m
2017: 4.7m
% change: +7.1%

Place last year: 5

As demand for Japanese whisky continues to outstrip supply, Suntory-owned Kakubin retained its position as the fifth best-selling world whisk(e)y brand after it sold 5m cases in 2018.

After sales grew by 7.1%, according to Brand Champions data, Suntory Kakubin remains the top-selling Japanese whisky brand.

However, as producers in Japan continue to struggle with demand, brand owner Beam Suntory announced earlier this year that it has discontinued six bottle formats across its Shirokaku, Chita and Kakubin brands.

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