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A premium blend of the historical Japanese whisky maker is a worthy ambassador of the Japanese knowhow and culture as well as Nikka's expertise. Blended with precision and delicacy, this whisky is a blend primarily of malted barley from Miyagikyo in Honshu and Yoichi in Hokkaido, along with Coffey Still grain. The result is a perfect symbol of balance, roundness, and softness, so many adjectives and characterize Nikka.
Deep gold colour, Smooth and round, the nose takes us into a fruity universe with apple, apricot and white-fleshed fruits. Strong with the presence of honey, as well as chocolate notes with orange candied peel aromas. On the palate, gourmet, the mouth offered very interesting duality. On one side, a pastry style marked by vanilla and kouglof and, on the other, the bitterness that is detected with dark chocolate and citrus zest such as tangerine and orange. To finish, in line of the mouth, the bitterness is counterbalanced by slightly toasted notes that reveal the coexistence of vanilla sweetness and fruity bitterness.
After his ten year contract with Kotobukiya, Masataka decided to become independent to make his own ideal whisky. In 1934, Masataka, the founder, went north and built his first distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido, a place - though inconveniently located - he had always considered to be the ideal site for him to make whisky. The environmental conditions of Yoichi were in many ways similar to those of Scotland with a cool climate, crisp air, and appropriate humidity. The company first started producing apple products under the name of “Dai Nippon Kaju”, meaning the “Great Japanese Juice Company” while he was preparing to produce whisky. In 1936 the first pot still designed by Masataka and made in Japan was installed and started distillation. Finally, in 1940 the first whisky from Nikka was launched. The brand name of this whisky was “NIKKA WHISKY”, short for "Nippon Kaju", which later became the name of the company itself.
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