Nikka was the life’s work of Masataka Taketsuru, the “Father of Japanese Whisky”. Its products are rightly celebrated worldwide for their quality, and it is not an exaggeration to say that you can feel the ingenuity of Masataka in Nikka whisky.
Recently rewarded “Distiller of the Year” at ISC 2015, the Japanese brand founded by Masataka Taketsuru will launch 2 new permanent single malts ; one from Yoichi, one from Miyagikyo
This Nikka Yoichi Heavily Peated whisky is characterized by the fragrance of aged casks, a mellow well-rounded palate, and a bold powerful taste. Yoichi Heavily Peated is a version where peat takes center stage, created from heavily peated single malts only. It will proudly express the intense character of the distillery throughout the taste of peat. And to pay tribute to the influence of the sea on Yoichi’s single malts, Nikka created a deep blue label recalling the color of the sea.
For Miyagikyo Distillery, their single malts are known for their sweetness and fruity aromas, Nikka release a blend of whiskies aged in sherry casks, the famous barrels of Spanish wines that transmit a very sweet unique taste. To recall the maturation in Spanish wines casks, a purple colored label has been specially created to dress the bottle.