Japan’s best Whisky – Nikka Whisky Distillery, Hokkaido.


If you’re fond of a Scotch tipple, venture to Yoichi near Sapporo in Hokkaido to visit the Nikka Whisky Distillery, winner of the 2015 World Whiskies Award for best blended malt whisky. Wondering how authentic Scotch-style Whisky came to be in Japan? Look no further than the founder Masataka Taketsuru’s wife, the good Scottish lass Rita Cowen.  The distillery offers free tours with free taste testing too. Visit the official Nikka Whisky website here.

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