Nikka All Malt uses only malted barley but both types of stills. It is quite unusual to distill malt whisky in a column still and the end result is a unique product.
It’s filled with flavour and highly drinkable.
In 1934, Masataka Taketsuru established Nikka Whisky having set out in 1918 to study the Whisky traditions of the UK. His first distillery was built in Hokkaido and named Yoichi. In 1969, a second distillery was founded, Miyagikyo Distillery, or Sendai Distillery as it has been known. The Nikka range includes the single malts from the pair of distilleries as well as a range of vatted and blended malts.
The nation of Japan is considered an archipelago, or chain of islands, and consists of four major islands and thousands of smaller ones, which are divided into 11 regions.
These regions are further divided into 47 prefectures, Hyōgo being one of these. Hyōgo prefecture is located almost in the centre of the Japanese archipelago on the main island of Honshū and extends from the Japan Sea in the north to the Seto Inland Sea in the south, and further down to the Pacific Ocean through Awaji Island. The prefectural capital of Hyōgo is Kōbe and its neighbours are the prefectures of Ōsaka, Kyōto, Tottori and Okayama.