2018
  • NIKKA COFFEY VODKA

    International Spirits Challenge 2018
    TROPHY

International Spirits Challenge 2018

TROPHY

NIKKA COFFEY VODKA

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Nikka Coffey Vodka awarded "TROPHY" at ISC 2018

Nikka Coffey Vodka was awarded the Vodka Category's top "TROPHY" at the International Spirits Challenge 2018 as a particularly outstanding product in the Vodka category. The tasting awards ceremony was held at the Gibson Hall in London, England on Thursday July 12th. This was the 23rd holding of the International Spirits Challenge (ISC), which is one of the most respected and influential spirits competitions in the world.

Nikka Whisky Chief Blender Tadashi Sakuma attended the ISC 2018 awards dinner and collected the trophy on behalf of the company. Nikka Coffey Vodka was launched in 2017 and the ISC 2018 was the very first international competition to enter.

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Comments by Tadashi Sakuma

It is a great honor that Nikka Coffey Vodka was awarded Vodka Category's top "TROPHY" at ISC 2018, the fourth for Nikka following past three trophies in the whisky category.

We are also extremely pleased that another expression from our "Coffey range" has won this award, following Coffey Malt's "TROPHY" in 2017. It would be a proof that our Coffey distilled products have been acknowledged by the top professionals in the world for its taste and quality, not only in the whisky category but also in white spirits.

We feel so much encouraged and energized to keep on pursuing high quality products and to provide connoisseurs around the world with more excitements.

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Coffey Still

About Nikka Coffey Vodka

Nikka Whisky produces 4 distinctive expressions distilled in Coffey Stills. The Coffey Still is a very traditional type of a continuous still, which was invented by Mr. Aeneas Coffey in 1830. Nikka Whisky's founder, Masataka Taketsuru valued the feature of this type of still, which retains the flavors of ingredients and also creates a distinctive texture. Today Nikka owns two sets of Coffey Stills.

Nikka Coffey Vodka is a vodka with flavor and texture. The secret behind this extremely smooth mouthfeel and delicate taste is the quality of Coffey distillates and the preciseness in blending.
This vodka with zesty notes, rich sweetness and milky mouthfeel perfectly captures the exquisite fullness brought by the Coffey Still.

  • TAKETSURU PURE MALT 17 YEARS OLD

    World's Best Blended Malt

World Whiskies Awards 2018

WORLD'S BEST BLENDED MALT

TAKETSURU PURE MALT 17 YEARS OLD

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Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 years old awarded WORLD'S BEST BLENDED MALT at World Whiskies Awards 2018.

Nikka Whisky Chief Blender Tadashi Sakuma attended the WWA presentation dinner and collected the trophy on behalf of the company in London on Thursday March 22nd.


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Comments by Tadashi Sakuma
It is a significant achievement that Taketsuru Pure Malt 17 years old has been awarded the World Best Blended Malt for the 4th time. This is also the 8th award won by Taketsuru, our signature brand which was named after the founder. We feel so much energized and refreshed to keep on progressing and to provide connoisseurs around the world with more excitements.

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2017
  • NIKKA COFFEY MALT

    ISC2017 trophy winner

International Spirits Challenge 2017

TROPHY

NIKKA COFFEY MALT

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Nikka Coffey Malt awarded TROPHY at ISC 2017

Nikka Coffey Malt awarded TROPHY for grain whisky at the International Spirits Challenge 2017 tasting awards. Nikka Whisky Chief Blender Tadashi Sakuma attended the ISC awards dinner and collected the trophy on behalf of the company in London on Wednesday July 12th.


Comments by Tadashi Sakuma
It is a great honor that our signature grain whisky Nikka Coffey Malt was awarded a trophy at ISC 2017, the third for Nikka following two past trophies for our blended malt and blend whiskies. This significant achievement will be a great start for the launch of Coffey Gin and Coffey Vodka, and encourages us to pursue further innovation.

2016
  • KOICHI NISHIKAWA - Yoichi Distillery Manager

    Icons of Whisky 2016 Distillery Manager of the Year

Icons of Whisky 2016

Distillery Manager of the Year

Koichi Nishikawa - Yoichi Distillery

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Koichi Nishikawa awarded Distillery Manager of the year at World Whisky Awards 2016

Icons of Whisky, which recognize and celebrate the finest companies and individuals in the whisky industry, has awarded Yoichi Distillery Manager Koichi Nishikawa as Distillery Manager of the Year.
Koichi Nishikawa - “On behalf of the Yoichi Distillery, we are flattered to be awarded this honorable award. To this day we have succeeded our founder Masataka Taketsuru’s passion to deliver genuine whisky to more people. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the achievements of our predecessors and promise to continuously make whiskies that would be appreciated by consumers of the world."


PhotoKoichi Nishikawa joined Nikka Whisky Distilling Company in 1982 after completing his degree in Agriculture at Kyoto University. He held production and quality-control posts at several sites in and outside of Japan, including Nikka owned Yoichi, Miyagikyo and Ben Nevis distilleries. In January 2015, he was appointed as Distillery Manager of Yoichi Distillery.

2015
  • THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD.

    ISC2015 Distiller of the Year

  • NIKKA FROM THE BARREL

    ISC2015 trophy winner

  • NIKKA FROM THE BARREL

    ISC2015 Gold Medal winner

  • SUPER NIKKA

    ISC2015 Gold Medal winner

  • NIKKA PURE MALT RED

    ISC2015 Gold Medal winner

  • NIKKA COFFEY MALT

    ISC2015 Gold Medal winner

  • NIKKA TSURU 17 YEARS OLD

    ISC2015 Gold Medal winner

  • NIKKA COFFEY GRAIN

    ISC2015 Gold Medal winner

International Spirits Challenge 2015

Distiller of the Year

THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD.

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Nikka Whisky awarded as Distiller of the Year at ISC 2015 awards

The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co., Ltd. was announced Distiller of the Year at the International Spirits Challenge 2015 awards held at Honorable Artillery Company, London, on Wednesday July 8th 2015. The recognition is presented to only one distiller from around the world and is of extremely high honor.

International Spirits Challenge 2015

TROPHY Best International Blend

NIKKA WHISKY FROM THE BARREL

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Nikka Whisky From the Barrel awarded TROPHY at ISC 2015

Nikka Whisky From the Barrel was awarded the trophy for Best International Blend at the International Spirits Challenge 2015 awards. The ISC awards dinner was held at Honorable Artillery Company, London, on Wednesday July 8th 2015. Nikka Whisky From the Barrel was selected as Gold Medal along with other whiskies from around the world and further honored with the ultimate TROPHY award, the highest award that can be presented by the ISC.

About the International Spirits Challenge(ISC)

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The ISC is an international spirits fair held annually in Great Britain and hosted by specialty liquor publisher Quest Magazines and Events. In addition to the whisky category, it features brandy, rum, white spirits, and liqueur categories. Judging is carried out by blind taste testing.
As many as 600 products from about 30 countries are entered in the competition, including approximately 300 entries in the whisky category. Awards are determined by the unanimous decisions of a council of judges consisting of master blenders and chief blenders from whisky distilleries around the world.