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NIKKA COFFEY MALT WHISKY 700ml

NIKKA COFFEY MALT WHISKY 700ml

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Japanese Whiskey Nikka Coffey Malt 700ml 45%

This very original bottling is made from 100% malted barley, just like a Single Malt. The difference lies in the distillation process. Nikka innovates by distilling this malt in their Coffey Still (named after its inventor Aeneas Coffey), which is usually reserved for grain whiskeys.


History:

The Taketsuru family owned a Sake brewery in 1733. This company was passed on from generation to generation. Similarly Masataka Taketsuru, who wanted to continue the family business and studied chemistry at the University. Masataka had a preference for Whiskey and decided to dedicate his life to whiskey. He got the chance to go to Scotland and was the first Japanese to study 'the art of whiskey making' at the university.

Once back in Japan, he produced the first Japanese whiskey ever. But he also realized that it was very important to become independent if he wanted to go far in the world of whiskey and decided to start his own whiskey distillery instead of continuing with his family's sake brewery. That is how he started Nikka Whiskey in the year 1934.

His wife Rita, whom he met in Scotland, has always supported him over the years and worked on Nikka Whiskey and even left her native country for that. She took over the Japanese culture and pasta completely. Until her death in 1961. Masataka and Rita are buried together in Yoichi.

 

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