The House of Suntory, wanting you to have a Toki Highball Summer, is hosting a #SuntoryTime “Next Stop: Tokyo” social media contest.
The company is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance for one lucky fan and a guest to win a trip to Tokyo in 2022 after leisure travel from the U.S. to Japan is deemed safe. The contest, according to the brand, is designed to celebrate the Highball, the three-ingredient cocktail that originated in the “Torys” pubs known for after-work gatherings in Tokyo in the 1950s.
“This summer, all eyes will be on Tokyo and we’re thrilled to offer fans of Suntory Whisky Toki the chance to experience first-hand the birthplace our incredible blended Japanese Whisky and its signature cocktail, the famous Toki Highball,” Managing Director for the House of Suntory Jon Potter said in a prepared statement. “We can’t wait to see how our fans will get creative with their own takes on the Suntory Experience as they enter the contest on Instagram.”
The Grand Prize winner will receive an immersive trip for two to Tokyo including five days and four nights at a luxury resort, a tour of the Yamazaki Distillery, invitations to exclusive Suntory Toki events along with a cash stipend of $2,500. Fifty First Prize Winners will receive a Suntory Time Highball Kit inclusive of two highball mugs, ice mold, Japanese peeler, cocktail jigger and bar spoon to make their own Highball.
To enter, U.S. residents 21 and older can log into their Instagram accounts to post a photo of their own “Suntory Time” experience with a Toki Highball, along with a creative caption, and tag @SuntoryToki. Entries will be judged on the creativity and originality of the photo, photographic quality and creativity of the caption. The full list of rules and regulations can be found here.
Contest submissions close on August 14, 2021.