Nikka Museum opened in October 2021, after renovating the former Whisky Museum and refreshing the exhibition contents. The museum is a tour facility where you can experience the charm of Nikka Whisky through exhibits that focus on the flow of time in Whisky-making, with a special emphasis on the blender, and displays about the four brands that represent Nikka Whisky.
Additionally, there is a paid tasting corner where you can try various delicious Nikka Whisky flavors, including limited distillery products, and also special talk session video of the blenders.
This section introduces the three roles of the Nikka Whisky blender: "Protecting the taste of current products," "Creating new flavors from existing whiskys," and Being involved in preparing whiskys for the future." The space in the center reproduces the "Blender's table" actually installed in the blender room located in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, where you can experience the daily life of the blender.
Story of Nikka Whisky
This corner introduces the four brands that represent Nikka Whisky: "Yoichi," "Taketsuru," "Black Nikka," and "From The Barrel."
By viewing the history, story, and worldview of each brand, you can experience the essence of Nikka Whisky making.
This section is where you can view special talk session video of the blenders and hear the real talk of the staff involved in Whisky-making.
Tasting Bar (Paid)
This is a corner where you can enjoy various delicious Nikka Whisky flavors, including limited distillery products (Paid). The space features an actual pot still in the center, and you can enjoy the flow of time in Whisky-making from distillation to long-term storage while indulging in the atmosphere.
This section exhibits panels and videos introducing the life story, Scotland study abroad, and founding story of Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky, also known as "The father of Japanese Whisky."
You can experience the thoughts of Masataka Taketsuru on Whisky-making and Nikka Whisky's history and future endeavors.