Nikka Coffey Malt Whiskey
Considered as the father of Japanese whisky, Masataka Taketsuru founded his company, Nikka, in the 1960s. It operates two distilleries: Miyagikyo, near Sendai and Yoichi, on the island of Hokkaido. Single malts from each distillery are available, as well as blends from the two sites sold under the founder’s name, Taketsuru.
Coffey Malt is made from 100% malted barley. However it is not categorized as “malt whisky” but as “grain whisky” since it is not distilled in a pot still. This unique production method results in extraordinary flavors and texture.