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Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi

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Address: 7-6 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-gun, Yoichi-cho 046-0003 , Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 135-23-3131
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It was very interesting walking around and seeing the history of this brewery. We took a tour and ended up in the tasting room, WOW. We had tried all four types but settled on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Melbourne Vic

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Melbourne Vic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It was very interesting walking around and seeing the history of this brewery. We took a tour and ended up in the tasting room, WOW. We had tried all four types but settled on the last one, 48% proof whisky. Go visit only for the history but have a taste.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Many years ago, I used to drink a cheap version of Nikka Whisky when I was a university student. That one, together with more expensive ones, was from this Yoichi Distillery. For a long time I wanted to have a visit to this place in Hokkaido, but it was so far away and couldn’t make it until this year. We... More 

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Tokyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

(early July-2015) We managed to squeeze out time on our way back to Sapporo from Shakotan to visit this place, being made famous by the NHK drama, Massan. The passion lives on. Yes, if you liked to taste the sampling, DO NOT DRIVE there. Take the tour bus. There is also whisky chocolate though it won't last long, apparently (I... More 

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Aomori, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Many people visit there , so it is crowded If you like whisky it is a very interesting place to visit At the end of the tour there is free tasting , 10 year old whisky and 12 year old whisky. Limited to 2 glasses but hehehehe I had a few more If you really like good whisky there is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We travelled by car from Kutchen to visit this distillery on the way to Otaru. I recommend that you take the trip via the Shokatan Peninsula to Yoichi. The drive via the coast is spectacular and includes a great tour of the civil engineering that has made travel via tunnels so easy for this trip. Instead of going over mountains... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped off for a quick visit. The plan had been to take the tour and try some samples before buying some whisky. However as I was the one wanting to visit and also our only driver, it wouldn't have been possible to try some samples. So we bought some whisky and got back on the road. There were so... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I visited the Distillery as a bus tour group. If you've every visited any brewery before its all the same. Barrels and barrels of old used barrels... A lot of the breweries I've visited they only give small samples. This place gave out UNLIMITED free samples. i think it was two selections, ages 7 or aged 10 blend mixes. Non... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I went to Nikka Whisky Distillery Yoichi in April 2015 with my husband and our 11 years old son and I thought it was really a nice place. We had booked the guided tour (only in Japanese) in advance for 2pm, but as we arrived much earlier the lady at the reception suggested to join the one at 1pm and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I really enjoyed the Nikka whiskey factory. Me and my husband watched the Japanese TV show called "Massan" which told the story about how the founder (Mr. Taketsuru) and his Scottish wife (Rita) built and made the Nikka brand. The factory is still functioning today and has displays on how whiskey is made and a tasting building at the end... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

- free - 5min walk fr train station - English speaking (& English map) staff at the front gate (not the car park side) - nice walk in the complex - both free (limited to 3 shots per person, & sorry not to those under 20yo or drivers) & pay-for sampling

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