Japanese Whisky Review: Nikka Miyagikyo Sherry and Sweet

Nikka’s Miyagikyo distillery was founded by Masataka Taketsuru 30 years after Yoichi in 1989, out of a desire to expand the scope of Nikka’s blending operations. Situated at the junction of two rivers, Miyagikyo operates different, larger pot stills than Yoichi, with a longer distillation time from indirect steam heating. Also, Nikka’s only 2 Coffey stills for grain distillation were relocated there in 1999.