It was not really a surprise that Suntory announced, that they will raise the prices for the Japanese Market, because the last raise of the prices was in 2008.

The prices will go up in an average of 20 to 25%. The price tag for an Yamazaki 18 Single Malt will climb approximately 17€.

Suntory  justif y the raise, with the higher costs for raw material and higher demand worldwide.

How the prices will be affected in the rest of the world, at this point, nobody knows.