The company "Suntory Limited" with headquarters in Osaka (Japan) was founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii under the name "Torii Shoten", which was then changed to "Kotobukiya" in 1921. In the beginning, only imported wines were sold, later also those produced in-house. In 1924, the production of single malt whisky was started, which was sold under the name "Suntory Whisky Sirofuda". It was not until 1963 that the company changed its name to "Suntory Limited", the name of its famous product. In the same year, the production of Suntory beer also began. The business areas were continuously expanded, and today the wide-ranging product portfolio includes non-alcoholic beverages (fruit juices, tea, canned coffee), soft drinks, beer, spirits and fine wines. In 1997, Suntory became a licensee of Pepsi. Other extensive lines of business include a restaurant chain in Japan with about 300 establishments and a fast food chain.