Founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, the Japanese distillery Nikka is now among the most appreciated whisky producers in the world. Driven by a strong passion for this distillate, Taketsuru traveled to Scotland in 1919 to learn everything he needed about its production: back home he founded the Nippo Kaju building the first distillery, Yoichi, north of Japan. It was in 1952 that the company took the name of Nikka Whisky and started the construction of a second distillery in the central part of the island: the success was immediate and Taketsuru was from that moment considered as the father of the Japanese whisky, who had created a sort of "little Scotland" in the country of the Rising Sun; worthy of note is his intuition in wanting to install the double column Coffey as still for the distillation phase: imported directly from Scotland, This system allowed him to produce a lighter distillate without neglecting the development of all the olfactory components: thus the Coffey line was born that includes Nikka Coffey Vodka, Nikka Coffey Gin, Whisky Nikka Coffey Grain and Whisky Nikka Coffey Malt. Today, Japanese whisky Nikka is one of the best-selling and renowned in the world, so much so that products with years of considerable aging are often auctioned with dizzying figures.

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
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