In 1918 Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky, embarked on a long voyage to Scotland and, after enrolling at Glasgow University, became the first Japanese person ever to study whisky making. He took chemistry courses at the university and apprenticed at distilleries, learning first-hand from craftsmen and received training as a blender. Masataka would later become known as a master blender. After returning to Japan in 1920 Masataka began work for a company who would produce Japan's first whisky. In 1934, Masataka struck out on his own and established Nikka Whisky and built its first distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido, which he had always considered to be the ideal site in Japan for whisky-making. This was later joined, in 1969, by the Miyagikyo Distillery, also in northern Japan. White is a pure malt whisky made mainly with Islay, Scotland type malt and has a heavy, peaty essence. It is deep yellow with gold highlights. Elegant and fresh nose, reminiscent of seaweed and iodine. It developes a peaty character revealing the finest exotic fruits, flower and chocolate notes.
This is not a stock item but we should be able to get it in stock within 4-5 working days. Please phone 01329 822733 for any further information.