Whisky Review

[Review] Nikka Tsuru (distillery only)

Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka and known as the “father of Japanese whiskey” , put all his skill and pride into creating this blended whiskey as the culmination of his passion for whiskey, and named it after himself as his last work. A crane stands in the northern land. …

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[Review] Single Malt Yoichi Non-peated

The two new products, Single Malt Yoichi Non-peated and Single Malt Miyagikyo Peated, will be released in 2024.90th anniversary The two products, “Single Malt Yoichi Non-peated” and “Single Malt Miyagikyo Peated,” will be released in 2024 and will focus on the depth of Nikka Whisky’s diverse range of raw materials …

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[Review] Single Malt Miyagikyo Peated

The two new products, Single Malt Yoichi Non-peated and Single Malt Miyagikyo Peated, will be released in 2024. 90th Anniversary The two new products, “Single Malt Yoichi Non-peated” and “Single Malt Miyagikyo Peated,” will be released in 2024, and will focus on the depth created by Nikka Whisky’s diverse range …

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[Review] Nikka DATE

“Nikka Date” is a blended whisky made from malt and grain distilled at the Miyagikyo distillery, with a portion of the grain distilled at the Ben Nevis distillery in Scotland. It is a blended whisky “for Miyagi Prefecture only” that makes the most of the characteristics of Nikka’s special Cafe …

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[Review] Single Malt Miyagikyo

This “Single Malt Miyagikyo” was created by Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whiskey, to realize his own dream of the future. It was released on September 1, 2015. The whisky is distilled slowly by steam indirect distillation, using pipes inside the pot still and passing steam at about 130℃. …

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[Review] Nikka From the Barrel

“From the Barrel” won the gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2016 for the fifth year in a row. In 2009, “From the Barrel” was also selected as the “Best Japanese Blended Whisky” at the World Whisky Awards (WWA), an international whisky competition, as a representative of Japan …

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[Review] Nikka Coffey Grain

“Nikka Coffey Grain” is a deeply flavored grain whiskey made using the world’s rarest continuous cafe distiller. Compared to ordinary grain whiskey, the sweetness derived from the raw materials is more pronounced because of the café method. 1. Manufacturer Nikka Whisky Co. Establishment 1934  Head office location 4-31, Minami-Aoyama 5-chome, …

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[Review] Nikka Coffey Malt

“Nikka Coffey Malt” is a whiskey made using Nikka Whisky’s traditional café-style continuous distillation system (café still). While grain whiskey made in café stills is generally made from corn, Nikka has been challenging to make a new flavored whiskey by distilling barley malt in café stills. 1. Manufacturer Nikka Whisky …

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