Known as the father of Japanese whisky, Masataka Taketsuru started Nikka in 1952 after his establishment of two distilleries located in Hokkaido and Sendai. Recognised for its elaboration of grain whiskies, the brand's Yoichi series is a single malt revelation ranged from non-aged to 20 years, undergoing balanced oak maturation saturated in peated aromas.
- Two famous distilleries, Yoichi and Miyagikyo
- With La Maison du Whisky, launched brand to international ascent
- Widely sold in Europe