Masataka Taketsuru was born into a sake brewing family in Hiroshima in 1894. His love of brewing sent him to Scotland as a young man where he took an apprenticeship at the Longmorn Distillery in Speyside and began to discover how to make malt whisky. After a second apprenticeship at James Calder in Bo'ness, he mastered how to make coffey grain whisky. Not quite finished his whisky discovery - he also travelled to Campbelltown to learn the art of blending whisky and malt whisky production. On his return to Japan, he oversaw the building of the Yamazaki Distillery for Suntory. 10 years later, he began work on his own distillery and in 1940 his first whisky "Nikka Whisky" was launched.
Since then, Nikka has gone from strength to strength, gaining international recognition as an excellent distillery, making incredible whiskies that are now sold across the globe.
Nikka from the Barrel is bursting with character. From the Barrel is bottled directly from re-casked barrels.
Created with a blend of grain and malt from Nikka''s Miyagikyo and malt from Yoichi Distilleries. Matured in first-fill bourbon casks, then blended and then re- casked (a process known as marriage) to create a blend of two distinctly different whiskies.
Bottle Size: 50cl