Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery, Yoichi-cho

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. Put Nikka 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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  • If you wish, you can taste the whiskey at Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery. For tasting, you can fill out the application form and drink it. However, it is not allowed to drink in the car.
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  • You can spend 2 hours in this place. It is very well done up. There are free tours in Japanese. It’s easy to do the English self-guided tours as they give you a brochure at the entrance with a marked ...  more »
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  • Great experience especially for the whisky lovers! Came especially to Yoichi to visit and it's a great experience indeed! Should try all the single malts, the premium, and the free ones. You should definitely eat in their restaurant to try the whisky and wine shabu2.
  • Great place to visit if you are nearby. Free whisky tasting and kids can have free Apple juice. Visit the restaurant too if you are nearby. Price is decent and good food. I'd visit this place again in the future
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