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Taketsuru Brewing


2018.12.29

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Taketsuru Brewing

Pay a visit to the preserved homes open now to visitors, and make sure to stop by and pay your respects to Masataka Taketsuru and his wife Rita Cowan. The scion of the Taketsuru brewing family went to Scotland at the turn of the last century and brought back with him secrets of Scottish distilling that he used to found Nikka Whisky. The NHK miniseries Massan about the couple’s romance brought renewed interest in the story of the Nikka Whisky founder and his Scottish bride—and, as a result, visitors to his hometown of Takehara.

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