Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Yoichi-cho

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Liquor aficionados should not miss a tour of Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, the main distillery of the famous Japanese whisky maker. Built in 1934, the distillery was founded by Taketsuru Masataka, who also established the Japanese whisky industry as a whole. On a tour of the historic complex, you can see the whisky-production process first-hand and visit the museum to learn about the company’s history. After the tour, sample the different malts and blends, try the delicious apple wine, or visit the gift shop for a souvenir. PutNikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery into our Yoichi-cho online attractions planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The tour is free (currently must be reserved in advance due to COVID) and the tasting is great (also free). The gift shop includes bottles of the signature whisky, as well as limited edition bottles.....  more
    The tour is free (currently must be reserved in advance due to COVID) and the tasting is great (also free). The gift shop includes bottles of the signature whisky, as well as limited edition bottles.....  more »
  • The distillery was very nice to visit with the old buildings, gardens and visitor centres. If you’re in the area is well worth a visit. You can plant to have lunch at the restaurant on the... 
    The distillery was very nice to visit with the old buildings, gardens and visitor centres. If you’re in the area is well worth a visit. You can plant to have lunch at the restaurant on the...  more »
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  • They have a brand new museum that just launched a couple of months ago (aug 20121) that has a lot of interesting info about Nikka (like how they created the logo, other alcohol they’ve made: gin, vodka even). The tour is free but you have to reserve in advance. Make sure you don’t drive if you want to have a sip as they have stickers to indicate you’re not drinking They have a limit of how many bottles each person can buy at the shop, but they sell the limited Yoichi distillery editions!
  • This is a must-do for all whisky lovers! I recommend making a pilgrimage here at least once in your life.

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