Miyagikyo distillery

Founded in 1969 after some three years of searching the Miyagikyo Distillery is a stark contrast to the coastal Yoichi distillery being surrounded by the rolling hills and forests of the Miyagi region. Originally know as the Sendai distillery it now takes its name from the Miyagi Valley where the Nikkawa and Sendai rivers meet. Having been expanded twice the distillery has more than twice the production capacity of the first Nikka distillery, featuring four pot stills and most interestingly two Coffey stills made by Blairs Limited of Glasgow moved from the Nikka Nishinomiya bottling plant. These early Coffey stills are a form of the continuous distillation stills used for grain distillation for Nikka malts.

Miyagikyo factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Miyagikyo Nikka Miyagi Japan
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Active 1969 - Present Malt Miyagikyo Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group
Nikka Whisky Distilling Co Nikka Whisky Distilling Co