Nikka's history starts with the company's founder, Masataka Taketsuru, moving to Scotland in 1918 to study chemistry at Glasgow University and apprentice at three Scottish distilleries in order to learn the secrets of Scotch whisky production. On returning to Japan he was employed to set up the Yamazak distllery. After10 years at Yamazaki Taketsuru decided to go out on his own.
Nikka Whisky Company Coffey Malt
The Nikka Coffey Malt is the result of a unique distillation process in “Coffey” type column stills, which are normally used for grain whisky production.