The site for this distillery is in a valley chosen by Nikka's founder MasatakaTaketsuru and is his second distillery, and started production in 1969

He aimed to make a complete contrast between the two distilleries, this one and Yoichi, with different natural environments and production methods

This whisky is matured in sherry casks


NAS - ABV 45%




Colour - Deep gold


Nose - Full and rich with floral notes, tropical fruit, beeswax and hints of wood smoke


Palate - Malt focused, with cinnamon and ginger spiciness, chocolate and tobacco


Finish - Long and soft. Tobacco fades to leave spiced, stewed fruit