Born in 1894 into a family of sake producer, Masataka Taketsuri is considered the father of Japanese Whisky. After a chemist by training, he is hired by the company Settsu Shuzo who sends to Scotland in 1919 to his apprenticeship there. He developed a passion for whisky and decided to devote her life to whisky then. In 1934 he built Yoichi, his first distillery on the island of Hokkaido. Its growing success enabled him to establish a second in 1969 near Sendai Miyagikyo.
Nikka Coffey Malt was previously only released as part of single casks, soon later Nikka decided to add this wonderful bottle to their core range in 2014. It is distilled in a coffey still which normally used for grain whisky production. This Nikka Coffey Malt whisky is delightly fruity, spicy with a refreshing aromatic zing.