Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky


Country:  Japan

Style:  Japanese Whisky

Producer:  Nikki

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. Based on his thought, he selected two places, Yoichi and Miyagikyo, and built two distilleries there. Its gentle malt flavor, fruitiness and extremely well-balanced taste make it a perfect entry point into the world of Nikka.

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Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Japanese Whisky Description:

Koichi Nishikawa awarded Distillery Manager of the year at World Whisky Awards 2016

Icons of Whisky, which recognize and celebrate the finest companies and individuals in the whisky industry, has awarded Yoichi Distillery Manager Koichi Nishikawa as Distillery Manager of the Year.

Koichi Nishikawa - “On behalf of the Yoichi Distillery, we are flattered to be awarded this honorable award. To this day we have succeeded our founder Masataka Taketsuru’s passion to deliver genuine whisky to more people. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the achievements of our predecessors and promise to continuously make whiskies that would be appreciated by consumers of the world."

Koichi Nishikawa joined Nikka Whisky Distilling Company in 1982 after completing his degree in Agriculture at Kyoto University. He held production and quality-control posts at several sites in and outside of Japan, including Nikka owned Yoichi, Miyagikyo and Ben Nevis distilleries. In January 2015, he was appointed as Distillery Manager of Yoichi Distillery.