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Nikka 'Coffey' Malt Whisky Japan

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Produced from the two 'Coffey' stills brought to the distillery in the 1960s, this bottling is another reason that Japanese whisky-makers are continuing to be at the fore of the world-whisky conversation. Cinnamon and nutmeg aromas offer a spicy intro to the soft, subtle citrus tones that persist through the vanilla, oak-laden finish. We will not be able to keep this stuff around long, so dive right in and grab one!

 
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In 1918, Masataka Taketsuru embarked alone on a long voyage to Scotland where he enrolled at the University of Glasgow and became the first Japanese ever to study the art of whisky making. He later returned and became the first Master Distiller for the Suntory corporation where he aspired to make genuine whisky from Japan. After over a decade of crafting whisky, he established Nikka and built a distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido, which he had always considered to be the ideal site in Japan for whisky-making, due to its similarities to the Scottish town where he had studied. Today Nikka owns two malt whisky distilleries, however the first built in Yoichi, is widely recognized for its rich, peaty and masculine malt. The whisky gets its distinct aroma and body from direct heating distillation, in which the pot stills are heated with finely powdered natural coal--the traditional method that is hardly ever used today, even in Scotland.

About Nikka
Item Code:
1SNIKNVWH3CM
Proof:
90
Aging:
No Age Statement
Country:
Japan
Mashbill:
100% Malted Barley
Varietal:
Other Whiskey
Appellation:
Japan
% Alcohol:
45.00
Measure:
750 ML BOTTLE

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