Awards

2018

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

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.

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

ISC 2017 trophy winner

International Spirits Challenge 2017

TROPHY

NIKKA COFFEY MALT

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.

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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

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.”
 
Koichi 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.

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2015

THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD.

ISC 2015 Distiller of the Year

NIKKA FROM THE BARREL

ISC 2015 trophy winner

NIKKA FROM THE BARREL

ISC 2015 Gold Medal winner

SUPER NIKKA

ISC 2015 Gold Medal winner

NIKKA PURE MALT RED

ISC 2015 Gold Medal winner

NIKKA COFFEY MALT

ISC 2015 Gold Medal winner

NIKKA TSURU 17 YEARS OLD

ISC 2015 Gold Medal winner

NIKKA COFFEY GRAIN

ISC 2015 Gold Medal winner

International Spirits Challenge 2015

Distiller of the Year

THE NIKKA WHISKY DISTILLING CO., LTD.

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.

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International Spirits Challenge 2015

TROPHY Best International Blend

NIKKA WHISKY FROM THE BARREL

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.

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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.