Posted 23 June 2017
When Masataka Taketsuru went searching for the location of the second Nikka distillery his adoptive son Takeshi took him to a potential site near the city of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture. Arriving in the foggy glen-like location he made himself a mizuwari using Black Nikka blended whisky and the water from the location's river - the Nikkawa (Nikka River). He loved the taste of the water with his whisky and found the name of the river to be beyond coincidence. The scouting party didn't visit any more potential sites. Sendai distillery was built on this location.