Nikka Yoichi Distillery & Strolling aroud Otaru
Of Nikka's two malt whisky distilleries, Yoichi produces rich, peaty and masculine malt. The whisky gets its distinct aroma and body from direct heating distillation, in which the pot stills are heated with finely powdered natural coal--the traditional method that is hardly ever used today, even in Scotland.
Well, good food and drinks in this place,and a stroll away from the old town.
“See, Taste, Wander, and Learn”
Tour of the distillery from the entrance, this is where you end up for tasting Nikka’s whisky and other drinks. Simply walk into the building and go upstairs to find yourself right in the large hall with a long bar with several choices of Nikka Whisky, a fortified cider, tea and a fruit drink. Admission is free ( tasting is one cup only)
Sankaku Market is a good place to shop and eat locally-caught fish!
Best fresh seafood in Otaru..!! Lots of fresh seafood. Some of the vendors cook it right on location. /p>