Nikka Distilling Company
Of the two malt whiskey distilleries Nikka Yoichi tastier, male and peat malt aromas. The whiskey gets its distinct aroma and body from direct heating distillation, in which the stills are heated with natural charcoal, fine powder - the traditional method that is rarely used today, even in Scotland.
The location for Miyagikyo distillery was selected for the production of whiskey for its clean air, just the right humidity for storage, and abundant underground water seeping through a layer of peat. Yoichi, Masataka Taketsuru saw numerous reminders of Scotland, and this convinced him that this must be the home of the Japanese whiskeys.