Nikka Whisky tasting

Nikka Whisky tasting

Event Time Wed 19th Jun at 6:30pm-Wed 19th Jun at 9:00pm
Event Location Milk Bar Reading, Reading
Event Price £6 + fees
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: 18+
Milk Reading


Nikka Whisky tasting £6.00 +
£1.00 booking fee
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Nikka Whisky tasting

Join Milk for an evening of fine Japanese Whisky from the father of the category.  We expect this one to sell out fast so please get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.  

More info on Nikka

The advent of Japanese whisky has been widely attributed to Masataka Taketsuru who began his whisky pilgrimage in 1918, when he journeyed to the illustrious liquid’s spiritual heartland, the Celtic nations. Masataka’s family ran a sake brewery, still in operation today, and as such he was taught the skills of alcohol production, furthering his education at the University of Glasgow where he studied chemistry. This and his apprenticeships at Scotch whisky distilleries afforded him a great depth of knowledge about production and blending. In 1920, Masataka Taketsuru married Jessie ‘Rita’ Roberta Cowan and the couple lived for a few months in Campbeltown. They travelled to Japan later that year.

In 1934, Masataka established Nikka Whisky and his first distillery was built in Hokkaido and named Yoichi. The area was well-suited to whisky production, though its location was remote. In 1969, a second distillery was founded, Miyagikyo Distillery, or Sendai Distillery as it has been known. Its first whiskies were sold as Sendai Single Malt and it was not until Asahi Brewery’s acquisition of Nikka in 2001 that the Miyagiko Distillery was expanded to cope with national demand. The Nikka range includes the single malts from the pair of distilleries as well as a range of vatted and blended malts.


Milk Bar Reading
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