Nikka Whisky was established in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, the first Japanese to ever study the art of whisky production. He built the company's first distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido, a location which he had always considered to be ideal for whisky production, similar in many ways to the Scottish town where he had studied. Miyagikyo, Nikka's second distillery, was built in 1969 in Sendai, Honshu, another pristine location perfectly suited to whisky production.
Located at the northern part of mainland Japan, Miyagikyo distillery is completely enclosed by mountains and it is at the junction of two clean rivers. Miyagikyo's clean water, suitable humidity, crisp air and the steam-heated distillation at low temperature produces soft and mild malt. Nikka Whisky "Miyagikyo" 12 Year Old Japanese Single Malt Whisky is aged primarily in bourbon barrels and sherry butts, with some new American oak casks. The result is a full-bodied, fruity and complex spirit, distinguished by a harmony of the aroma of aged casks with sweet hints of vanilla and gentle peat. The soft taste is elegantly deepened by a sweet and tangy fruitiness, leading up to a long, structured finish.
Product of Japan
Alcohol by Volume: 45%