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 Nikka Coffey Gin
Nikka Coffey Gin’s complexity is achieved through the perfect balance between 11 selected botanicals and the silky texture of Coffey distillates. The bright and zesty aroma originating from four kinds of Japanese citruses, Yuzu, Kabosu, Amanatsu and Shequasar, compliments the traditional gin botanicals of juniper berries, angelica, coriander seeds, lemon and orange peels. There is also a touch of apples, a fruit deeply related to the history of Nikka, followed by pleasantly tangy hints of green Japanese Sansho pepper on the finish.