Nikka whisky

Japan isn’t renowned for its whisky, but actually it should be because the good stuff is very good indeed. These photos are from one of Nikka’s two distilleries in Japan – part of a travel story I was doing on the city of Sendai.

I think I could guess why Nikka chose the location for a distillery. Lake, misty hills, rain – about the nearest Japan gets to Scotland. The vending machines gave it away a bit though.

Note the shinto shimenawa on the pot stills. A shinto priest comes to bless the distillery every new year.

Nikka Miyagikyo distillery

Nikka Miyagikyo distillery

Nikka whisky

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