Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery, Sendai
(4.4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Discover the history behind a celebrated spirit with a tour of Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery. Learn about founder Taketsura's long journey to Scotland, where he learned the finer points of the art of whiskey-making, and how he grew his business upon his return. English-speakers will need to take an audio tour around the distillery, as the guide's explanation and signage are in Japanese only. Afterwards, sample some of the whiskies and purchase a bottle or two in the distillery shop. Arrange to visit Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery and other attractions in Sendai using our Sendai itinerary maker.
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  • Tasting your comment. After touring the free tasting for approximately 15 minutes. There are 3 types taketsuru pure malt aged single malts, Super Nikka and Apple wine. Other soft drinks. I was doing 12 Cup would not have had the information, I hope. Appetizers are an additional fee. Water, sparkling water and ice was a self self, down. Suntory hakushu! bub is cheap compared with the free I will not complain about. At the gift shop and tasting fee, guests can enjoy cheaper and more whiskey here. Whisky shop is relatively high. Heavy, if you buy a cheaper for retailers.
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  • Tour reservations at reception after finally starts the tour by Nikka whisky for. It is handy place to rest our the Waterbird, first from the entrance go toward the front and has a pond on the left. And then passes through crane distillation Tower, kiln tower crane brewery building. To Kamakura mountains behind will go fast. Established large silo was on the way, after the mill building tour the brewing House and move. The alcohol into the wort come up after extracting the wheat in this process was done. Wood deck and then stands behind Nikka Miyagi miyagikyo Distillery, gigantic copy, now goes to the distillation Tower. Distillation Tower has spacious, was running during the distillation of many. The Miyagi miyagikyo Distillery, distillation apparatus must twist shimenawa. Malt whisky can easily start to move the passage in the factory and then look at the. Tour of the South at once, but im in the play with using more then goes to the back, was guided into the brick building. That brick building in a whiskey barrel, and there are several types to the barrel in the corner in front of the barrel 2-had described such indicating can be used 3 times, so, so many times with barrel on track. Dissolved dye barrels of whiskey will be aged out, change color, and decreases the amount of explaining that while alcohol evaporates and decreases the amount of is known as the "Angel's share". And model see the inside of the barrel, barrel during burning? Pitch black. Whiskey color seeped from such a place, like those shades? And, I felt, watching in a barrel.
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  • Tour booking from the WEB site is available. We recommend going so not tasted by car and by train. Note that the end according to the arrival of senzan line along station shuttle bus is late evening tours. In architecture, climate and good Japan is not. I'd enjoy watching NHK morning drama, IM way further. You can buy products visit spectacular, unobtainable while on the factory floor. Free tours, very substantial, so is recommended.
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  • You can take a well curated tour of a handful of buildings in the distillery. The tour is only in Japanese and English audio guides are not available. Despite this, the web application on the Nikka website gives you enough information to get through. Unlike the Yoichi distillery in Hokkaido, you cannot make your own guide-free tour, you must take one of the escorted tours. The three free tasting samples are the same as at the Yoichi distillery. I went in summer and there was a free shuttle service to and from the JR station.
  • Amazing grounds and Distillery. The tour is in Japanese but they have an audio tour in English. Three free samples at the end and a gift shop of many rare bottles. It was a journey to get there but I'm glad I did it. Thanks Takesuru.
  • Fun factory indoor/outdoor tour, but in Japanese only. English pamphlet, website, and smart phone app can assist English speakers. Free sampling at the end and extensive gift shop. Access via 25 min walk from Sakunami Station, unless you are lucky enough to catch the seasonal shuttle.
  • Nikka whisky distillery. Can plant tours and tastings are free. Possible only here do not sell liquor, so buy rare items as souvenirs and. Sakunami station distance is not impossible.
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  • First of all, was amazed at the scenery. Look through the forest road and a brick building. I had the feeling of being in the world of fantasy and brilliant green shades of the building and around the matches, you are deep in the mountains of Japan. It is a place has no interest in the liquor people want to go once by all means.
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