Introducing our recommendation and event information.


Jessie Roberta Cowan, nicknamed RITA, was born in the suburbs of Glasgow, Scotland. She met Masataka Taketsuru, who had come to Scotland to study whisky-making. RITA told him, “I want to aside and live your dream together” and the two got married and returned to Japan together in the autumn of 1920.

Spending time in Japan, RITA loved her family, employees, and Yoichi throughout her lifetime and admired by people around her, while overcoming various hardships and holding the longing for her hometown in her heart. She also actively learned Japanese cuisine and entertained everyone with her cooking.

At RITA's KITCHEN, we would like to entertain everyone the same by referring to her recipes from that time. Please enjoy your time along with whisky.

For information and reservations for the Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

The Yoichi Distillery


7-133 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido 046-0003
Phone number
0135-23-4611 (9:00-16:30)
Business hours
Lunch 10:00-15:50 (Last Call.15:20)
Regular holiday
*Year-end and New Year holidays 12/25-1/7
Number of seats
Total seats 80

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