Shinjiro Torii opened Torii Shoten, his first store in Osaka, Japan in 1899 to sell imported wines. In 1907 he began selling a sweet red wine by the name of Akadama Port Wine. In 1921 the store turned into Kotobukiya Company so it could expand its business. In 1923 Torii opened Yamazaki Distillery, Japans first malt whisky distillery. in 1924 production started and then in1929 Japans first malt whisky, Suntory Whisky Shirofuda was sold.
In 1963 Kotobukiya changed its name to Suntory after the whisky it distilled and in that same year Musashino Beer Factory began its production of Suntory Beer. 2007 saw Suntory become Japans sole bottler, distributor, and licensee of Pepsi products. In April of 2009 Suntory became Suntory Holdings Limited and then Suntory Beverage and Food Limited, Suntory Products Limited, Suntory Wellness Limited, Suntory Liquors Limited, Suntory Beer & Spirits Limited, Suntory Wine International Limited, and Suntory Business Expert Limited were all established.
Suntory also acquired the soft drink company Orangina and energy drink company Frucor in 2009. In 2013 Suntory Holdings Limited made close to $4 billion when it debuted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In 2014 Suntory bought Americas largest bourbon producer Beam Inc. for $16 Billion and Beam Inc. was renamed to Beam-Suntory.