IN 1978, MIDORI WAS LAUNCHED BY SUNTORY IN THE US AT THE LEGENDARY STUDIO 54.

And what better way to say "I am here!" than with a monster party at
Studio 54 (the world's most famous nightclub) where many legends in fashion,
film, music and art were always in attendance.

The year it was released, MIDORI was the main ingredient highlighted in
"The Universe", a cocktail that won the first prize
in the US Bartender Guild Annual Competition. Since then, MIDORI has gained an outstanding reputation among
leading bartenders and cocktail designers worldwide for
its excellent quality and superb versatility.
Following its success in the US,
MIDORI launched in Australia and Europe.

Today, it is available in more than 50 countries around the world,
making MIDORI a truly international premium liqueur.

1978 - 1989

  TOPICS MARKET AWARD
1978
MIDORI was launched in
US by Suntory.
(Production started
in Japan.)
  • USA US (LA-May/NY-Jun)
  • Australia Australia
  • – US Bartenders Guild
    Annual Competition:
    1st prize "The Universe",
    2nd prize "Green Goddess"
1980  
  • UK UK
 
1981
Worldwide sales figures
exceeds 100,000 cases.
  • Canada Canada
  • Sweden Sweden
 
1983
MIDORI launched in
20 countries.
 
  • – US Bartenders Association
    Cocktail Competition:
    1st prize "Melonnaire"
1984  
  • Japan Japan
  • – "Green Eyes" was selected official drink of the LA Olympics.
1985  
  • Netherlands Netherlands
 
1987 Production started in Mexico.    
1988  
  • Finland Finland
  • – US Bartenders Guild Annual Competition:
    1st prize "By the Pool"
  • – MIDORI was selected official liqueur
    and "Crocktail" was selected official drink of Expo
    that was held in Brisbane, Australia.
1989    
  • – International Bartenders Competition (UK):
    1st prize "Green Star"

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1990 - 1999

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1990  
  • Mexico Mexico
 
1991  
  • Italy Italy
  • France France
  • Norway Norway
  • Malta Malta
  • – Sydney Cocktail Championship:
    1st prize "Love Junk"
1992  
  • Spain Spain
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • – US Bartenders Guild Association Cocktail Competition:
    1st prize "JJ's Best"
  • – Italian Bartenders Cocktail Competition:
    2nd prize "Francesca"
  • – Italian Bartenders Association Cocktail Competition:
    1st prize "Laura", 2nd prize "MIDORI Cocktail"
  • – Presidents Competition (France):
    1st prize "Coco Mignon"
1993
MIDORI READY-TO-DRINK launched in Australia.
 
  • – Cheers International
    Food & Beverage Recipe Competition (US):
    1st prize "Crocodile Cooler"
  • – Smirnoff Bartenders Mix-off Competition (US):
    1st prize "On Your Knees Boy"
  • – Pre-Dinner Cocktail Competition UK:
    2nd prize "Spring Buck"
  • – Queensland Cocktail Championship (Australia):
    1st prize "The Mikado"
  • – Sydney Cocktail Championship:
    1st prize "Wet Spot"
  • – Suntory National Long Drink Championship (Australia):
    2nd prize "Suntorian Star"
1994  
  • Germany Germany
  • Greece Greece
  • Russia Russia
  • – Suntory Cup (Australia):
    1st prize "Berry Cool"
  • – Italian Bartenders Association Cocktail Competition:
    1st prize "Prince"
  • – Bartenders Association Cocktail Competition (Italy):
    1st prize "Symphony"
  • – Suntory Cocktail Competition (Japan):
    1st prize "Four Leaf Clover"
1995 Worldwide sales figures exceeds 150,000 cases.
  • South Korea South Korea
  • – Alexander Dun & Sons Cruise Ship Culinary &
    Cocktail Recipe Competition (US):
    1st prize "Carib Breezer"
1997  
  • Vietnam Vietnam
 
1998 MIDORI website released.    
1999 Worldwide sales figures exceeds 200,000 cases.    

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2000 - 2013

  TOPICS MARKET AWARD
2000    
  • – Cocktail of the year 2000 (Japan):
    1st prize "Fairy Land"
2001 Worldwide sales figures exceeds 250,000 cases.    
2003 Production started in France.    
2007
Refined the taste of MIDORI and developed
a new package.
Worldwide sales figures
exceeds 300,000 cases.
   
2009
MIDORI launches
its "cocktail search" iApp.
   
2010    
  • – Suntory The Cocktail Award 2010 (Japan):
    1st prize "Suikyouan"
2011
MIDORI introduces its "Ready-to-Serve"
MIDORI PINEAPPLE
in Australia.
   
2012
MIDORI introduces its "Ready-to-Serve"
MIDORI Skinny Girl Margarita
and MIDORI SOUR in the USA,
and MIDORI Pineapple & Coconut in Australia.
 
  • – Suntory The Cocktail Award 2012 (Japan):
    1st prize "Haleine"
2013 Global launch of new packaging and website.    

NEW PACKAGE 2013 -

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