Born into a family of sake producers in 1894, Masataka Taketsuru is considered to be the father of Japanese whisky. After training as a chemist, he began working for the Settsu Shuzo company, who sent him to Scotland in 1918 to carry out an apprenticeship. There he developed a passion for whisky and decided to dedicate his life to it. In 1934, he built Yoichi, his first distillery, on the island of Hokkaido. His growing success enabled him to open a second distillery near Sendai in 1969: Miyagikyo. The Nikka Whisky group creates its entire line of Japanese whiskies using single malts from these two distilleries.
NIKKA SUPER NIKKA 43%
Super Nikka, one of the classic brands of Nikka in Japan, has remained popular since its introduction in 1962. This blend offers a subtle balance between fruitiness, a touch of peatiness and notes of old sherry barrels.
Style: Elegant, fresh and woody. Nose: Spices. Floral and slightly woody. Palate: Ashy. Vegetal. Marshmallow. Finish: Mellow and herbaceous.