Nikka tasting

  • Mon, Feb 13, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Milroy's of Soho

    3 Greek Street
    Greater London, London W1D 4NX
Ticket Price (GBP) £30.00 Buy Tickets
Description

The story of the Nikka began in 1894, when Masataka Taketsuru was born in Hiroshima. His family was in the Sake Brewing business, so it would seem that he was destined to be involved in the world of spirits.

In 1918, Taketsuru went to Scotland to attend college at the University of Glasgow. A year later he would accept an apprenticeship at the historic Longmorn Distillery, beginning his journey towards whisky greatness. He would then move on to the James Calder Distillery, where he learned about the Coffey Still, a column still that allows for continuous distilling. It was invented by Aeneas Coffey in the 1800s. It revolutionized the Scotch industry and would later become an important part of Japanese Whisky.

After this apprenticeship, Taketsuru moved on to the Hazleburn Distillery for more training before finally returning to Japan. In 1923, he signed a 10-year contract to work for Suntory, becoming a major figure in the development of their whisky program. He was tasked with building the Yamazaki Distillery, and was behind the creation of the first true Japanese Whisky.

Date & Time

Mon, Feb 13, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue Details

Milroy's of Soho

3 Greek Street
Greater London, London W1D 4NX Milroy's of Soho
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