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Nikka

The advent of Japanese whisky has been widely attributed to Masataka Taketsuru who began his whisky pilgrimage in 1918, when he journeyed to the illustrious liquid’s spiritual heartland, the Celtic nations. Masataka’s family ran a sake brewery, still in operation today, and as such he was taught the skills of alcohol production, furthering his education at the University of Glasgow where he studied chemistry. This and his apprenticeships at Scotch whisky distilleries afforded him a great depth of knowledge about production and blending. In 1920, Masataka Taketsuru married Jessie ‘Rita’ Roberta Cowan and the couple lived for a few months in Campbeltown. They travelled to Japan later that year.

In 1934, Masataka established Nikka Whisky and his first distillery was built in Hokkaido and named Yoichi. The area was well-suited to whisky production, though its location was remote. In 1969, a second distillery was founded, Miyagikyo Distillery, or Sendai Distillery as it has been known. Its first whiskies were sold as Sendai Single Malt and it was not until Asahi Brewery’s acquisition of Nikka in 2001 that the Miyagiko Distillery was expanded to cope with national demand. The Nikka range includes the single malts from the pair of distilleries as well as a range of vatted and blended malts.

However, soaring demand for Japanese whisky began to outstrip supply, and in early 2019 it was announced that Nikka was axing Nikka 12 and temporarily suspending the Coffey Grain and Malt whiskies. 2019 was also the first year that the Yoichi plant started distilling in January, as opposed to the traditional four-month distilling seasons from March until June and again from September to early December, in an effort to increase production.

The Miyagikyo distillery also announced an expansion in early 2019, to be completed by 2021, along with the news that Nikka has procured many more casks to age whisky from the distillery, boosting storage by 40%.

Nikka Whisky From The Barrel

50cl, 51.4%
Nikka Whisky From The Barrel
168
$44.65
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Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky

70cl, 45%
Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky
39
$56.67
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Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky

70cl, 45%
Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
38
$56.04
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Nikka Pure Malt Red

50cl, 43%
Nikka Pure Malt Red
2
$45.74
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Nikka Pure Malt Black

50cl, 43%
Nikka Pure Malt Black
17
$46.77
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The Nikka 12 Year Old

70cl, 43%
The Nikka 12 Year Old
13
$97.63
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Nikka Days

70cl, 40%
Nikka Days
6
$40.37
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Nikka Coffey Gin

70cl, 47%
Nikka Coffey Gin
5
$46.69
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Nikka Coffey Vodka

70cl, 40%
Nikka Coffey Vodka
$44.53
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Super Nikka

70cl, 43%
Super Nikka
1
$55.06
$46.74
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Nikka Whisky Tasting Set

15cl, 44.2%
Nikka Whisky Tasting Set
$38.41
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Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

70cl, 43%
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt
52
$57.30
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Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Nikka Taketsuru 17 Year Old
27
Discontinued

Nikka Taketsuru 21 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Nikka Taketsuru 21 Year Old
22
$353.49
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Nikka Coffey Series Set

280cl, 44.3%
Nikka Coffey Series Set
$233.93
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Nikka Blended Whisky

70cl, 40%
Nikka Blended Whisky
14
$36.22
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Nikka All Malt

70cl, 40%
Nikka All Malt
18
$39.46
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Nikka 8 Year Old Black

70cl, 40%
Nikka 8 Year Old Black
2
Discontinued

Nikka Whisky From The Barrel Gift Pack

50cl, 51.4%
Nikka Whisky From The Barrel Gift Pack
2
$62.33
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Nikka Pure Malt Spice Rack Set

150cl, 43%
Nikka Pure Malt Spice Rack Set
$216.76
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Nikka Taketsuru 25 Year Old

70cl, 43%
Nikka Taketsuru 25 Year Old
2
Discontinued

Yoichi & Miyagikyo Rum Cask Finish Set

140cl, 46%
Yoichi & Miyagikyo Rum Cask Finish Set
$353.49
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Nikka Taketsuru on the Road Set

350cl, 42.4%
Nikka Taketsuru on the Road Set
$2,703.16
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