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Japan's First Distillery

Nikka distillery in Yoichi

Nikka's history dates back to the 1920s, when Masataka Taketsuru traveled to Scotland to study the art of whisky-making. Upon returning to Japan, he founded Nikka in 1934 and began producing some of the country's first single malt whiskies. Today, Nikka is one of the most respected whisky brands in the world, known for its exceptional quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail.

The production of Nikka whisky is a meticulous process that starts with carefully selecting the finest ingredients, including malted barley and water from the Japanese Alps. The barley is then mashed and fermented, before being distilled in traditional copper pot stills to produce a rich and complex spirit. The whisky is then aged in a variety of casks, including American oak, sherry oak, and Japanese Mizunara oak, to impart unique flavours and aromas.