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Masataka Taketsuru was the pioneer of Japanese Whisky. After moving to Scotland in 1918 and spending a few years there, learning as much as he could about whisky and the distillation process, he then returned to his motherland and helped Shinjiro Torii in the development of the first whisky distillery in Japan, Yamazaki, in 1923. Suntory soon became the first authentic Japanese whisky label. A few years after, Taketsuru himself founded Nikka Whisky, and even if both brands are rivals, they were closely related in their inceptions.
Typical style: Japanese whisky tends to have either an herbal and clean palate or a mellower, fruiter one. Notes of honey, cherry blossom, spice, and creaminess can be usually found.
Did you know? Nowadays Japan is the fourth largest producer of whisky worldwide.
A brand new 2018 release from the Nikka Miyagikyo Distillery that has been finished in Bourbon wood and released specifically for the European Market.This superb whisky brings all of the fruity and floral notes that you’ve come to expect from a top quality Miyagikyo dram.As a popular European speci.. read more
This single grain whisky was made with diverse unblended whisky brewing techniques and master craftsmanship developed over many years at the Chita Distillery in Aichi Prefecture. The design features black calligraphy that expresses the distinctive qualities of Japanese whisky set on a white Japanese.. read more
This Nikka Miyagikyo Sherry Wood Finish is a brand new, limited edition release from one of Japan’s best distilleries, released specifically for the European market.Finished in Sherry wood, it is a rich and full bodied single malt with lots of notes of dark fruits, summer berries and subtle hints of.. read more
For fans of the tropical influence of rum, Nikka brings you this wonderful rum-finished Yoichi single malt.Caramel and orange chocolate meet the Yoichi smoke and powerful oak, delivering a stellar balance, a rich, satisfying mouthfeel, and a long, long finish.Only 3,500 bottles of this and the rum .. read more
Relaunched in 2016 comes a no age statement single malt produced by the amazing Yoichi Distillery, the first distillery established by Nikka in 1934. This whisky is blend of various single malts from different years thus making this stunning Nikka a No Age Statement Whisky! The Yoichi Distillery is .. read more
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Suntory Yamazaki 12 year old is when Japanese gets serious!Aged in Sherry and Japanese oak casks, it is delicate and elegant with plenty of fruit aromas.The 12 year old from Yamazaki first came onto the market in 1984 and was the first seriously marketed Japanese single malt whisky with a wide rage .. read more
This Nikka Yoichi Sherry Wood Finish is a brand new, limited edition release from one of Japan’s best distilleries, released specifically for the European market.Finished in Sherry wood, it is a rich and elegant single malt that balances dark fruits, sticky dates and sticky toffee with the gentle an.. read more
A fine 12 year old Japanese whisky from the distillery of Hakushu. Although some might say it does not compare to its older siblings the 18 and 25 year old it is none the less smashing stuff, being named the best Japanese Single Malt 12 Years and younger for a reason! Awards: - Best Japanese Single.. read more
Nikka operates two Coffey stills (named after its inventor Aeneas Coffey) within the Miyagikyo distillery for the elaboration of its grain whiskies. Imported from Scotland in 1963, these old stills yield a distillate with more flavour and depth than modern column stills, imparting a distinct charact.. read more
This is a blended malt named in honor of Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky. He is the first Japanese who mastered whisky-making in Scotland and produced the genuine whisky in Japan. Masataka learned that the natural resources surrounding a distillery were essential for quality whisky.. read more
From Suntory's mountain distillery, nestled deep in the forests of Mt. Kaikomagatake, Hakushu is a herbal and gently smoky single malt. Hakushu is the second Single Malt distillery from Japan’s first and most awarded Japanese Whisky producer Suntory Inspired by Japan’s natural forests, Suntory creat.. read more
The Nikka Tailored, a premium blend of the historical Japanese whisky maker, is a worthy ambassador of the Japanese knowhow and culture as well as Nikka’s expertise.Blended with precision and delicacy, this whisky is a blend primarily of malted barley from Miyagikyo in Honshū and Yoichi in Hokkaidō,.. read more
This soft and luxuriantly fragrant single malt whisky is distilled and matured at the Miyagikyo distillery in Sendai. At Miyagikyo, the different natural environment and the use of steam heat distillation results in a malt whisky with a different character from that of Yoichi... read more
Nikka Whisky celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Miyagikyo Distillery on May 11, 2019.Part of the celebration is the release of limited editions of both Single Malt Yoichi and Single Malt Miyagikyo, respectively named "Single Malt Yoichi Limited Edition 2019" and "Single Malt Miyagikyo Limited Ed.. read more
A brand new 2018 release from the Nikka Yoichi Distillery that has been finished in Bourbon wood and released specifically for the European Market.This Nikka is a wonderful whisky that is one of our favourite Yoichi releases in some time!As a popular European specific release, it’s hard to get hold .. read more
Toki, means 'time' in Japanese. It's a concept rich in meaning the world over, but particularly in Japan where respect for tradition and reinvention sparks a powerful creative energy.Inspired by that interplay, Suntory Whisky Toki brings together old and new -the House of Suntory's proud h.. read more
Released in Spring 2014, this is one of two Distiller's Reserve single malt whiskies from amazing Suntory.The Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve is an introductory whisky to the range, shows the impeccable skill of Suntory master blender Shinji Fukuyo.In addition to holding the honour of Japan’s oldest si.. read more