Today, Japanese whiskies are making a name for themselves and shaking up the old hierarchy of premium whiskies around the world. Their reputation is constantly growing, as they are being discovered by more and more whisky lovers. Since the year 2000, Nikka has played a major role in this development within Europe.
Nikka Whisky JAPAN
the pure malt series
43 %, 500ml
Red, Black, White. The purist comes in many forms. Whisky, like colour, is a matter of taste. For every purist, there is a Pure Malt. A skillful combination of single malts, each bottling is conceived to satisfy a specific flavour preference: from pure fruit to pure peat. Discover three unique whiskies, and display your colour proudly.
from the barrel
51.4 %, 500ml
Matured malt whisky and grain whisky are blended and then re-casked (a process known as "marriage") to create a rich harmony of distinctly different whiskies. "From the Barrel" is bottled directly from re-casked barrels of whisky and features almost the same alcohol percentage. At 51.4% alcohol content, this whisky possesses a distinctive personality characterized by solidity, depth of taste and a richly expanding aroma.
This Grain Whisky is distilled in a "Coffey still", which is a very traditional and rare patent still Nikka imported from Scotland in 1963. The Coffey still produces a complex whisky with a mellow and sweet taste originating from the grain itself. Please enjoy the uniqueness of this whisky which Nikka offers to the connoisseurs.
The Black Nikka Special also features the “King of Blenders” label, and remains one of the most popular whisky brands in Japan today. The Japanese often enjoy this blend as a mizuwari, meaning on rocks with added mineral water, which is more suitable for accompanying meals.
This is a single malt from the Yoichi distillery, Nikka's first distillery built in 1934. The founder Masataka Taketsuru chose Yoichi in Hokkaido because of the similar environmental conditions to Scotland, where he learned whisky making. Yoichi single malt has pleasant peaty notes and smokiness originating from the traditional direct coal-fired distillation as well as a briny hint delivered by the sea breeze during the aging process.
Yoichi Single Malt Whisky
This is a single malt from the Miyagikyo distillery, Nikka's second distillery built in 1969. The founder Masataka Taketsuru chose this site in the mountains of Sendai to contrast with his first distillery, Yoichi, located in the coastal area. Using less peaty malt and distilled in a pot still heated by indirect steam, Miyagikyo single malt has an elegant fruitiness and a distinctive aroma with a strong Sherry cask influence.
Miyagikyo Single Malt Whisky