The location was selected for whisky production because of its clean air, just the right humidity for storage, and abundant underground water filtered through a layer of peat. In Yoichi, Masataka Taketsuru saw numerous reminders of Scotland, and this convinced him that this should be the home of Japanese Whisky.
The Miyagikyo Distillery is also in northern Japan, in Sendai (lat.38 N), Miyagi Prefecture, northern Honshu. Travelling in the area one day, Masataka came upon this site completely enclosed by mountains and sandwiched between two rivers. He immediately knew that this was the perfect site for whisky distilling. Sendai's fresh water, suitable humidity and crisp air produce soft and mild malt.
Miyagiken Sendaishi Aoba Nikka 1 Japan
Phone : +81 22 395 2865 Fax : +81 22 395 2305
Holiday : Sunday, December 23, 2018 ～ Monday, January 7, 2019.
In the hopes of introducing more people to the wonders of whisky, Miyagikyo Distillery offers tours of its facility to interested members of the public.We are sure you will enjoy this opportunity to see how Nikka Whisky is created in this beautiful natural setting.
On the guided tour of the Miyagikyo distillery, a Japanese-speaking Nikka representative will kindly introduce you to the whisky manufacturing process, the history of Nikka Whisky and more..
Guided tour hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Nikka 1, Aoba, Sendai City, Miyagi 989-3433