Nikka Yoichi and Miyagikyo Single Malt Whisky and Taketsuru Pure Malt Blended Whisky

Rare and selected Nikka Yoichi and Miyagikyo Single Malt Whisky and Taketsuru Pure Malt Blended Whisky

Nikka was founded by Masataka Taketsuru in Hokkaido in 1952 and is today a subsidiary of Asahi Brewing, the second largest whisky manufacturer in Japan. Taketsuru whose family in Japan since 1733 operates its own sake distillery, emigrated in 1918 to Scotland from to study at the University of Glasgow Chemistry. During his studies he worked among others in a nearby whisky distillery. The art of whisky-distilling fascinated the young students so that he decided to former export order from then on to make his fortune, and he was successful in his native Japan. 1940 created Taketsuru its first own whisky and finally succeeded in the 1960s after a few awards for the big breakthrough. The Nikka whisky is characterized by its fruity character and balanced taste with a long finish. For its production of distillers united excellent whiskys from distilleries of Nikka-Group to create a stunningly complex flavor. Today Nikka Whisky Yoichi operates and Miyagikyo two Destillilerien in Japan and with Ben Nevis one in Scotland. In addition to the brands and Yoichi Miyagikyo with single cask and blended malt bottlings a world-renowned Pure Malt Blended whisky is sold under the name of the founder Taketsuru. All Nikka whiskys have received several awards and are today certainly with the best whiskys in the world.

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