Starting his career at Yoichi distillery just after entering the company in 1982, Tadashi Sakuma has a wide experience making, covering production, aging, procurement of raw materials and quality control.

From 1995 to 2001, he was based in London and travelled throughout Europe as the General Manager of Nikka's European office. In April 2012 he was appointed chief blender and manager of the Nikka's blending section, continuing the company's blending techniques and philosophy, inherited from whisky legend, Nikka founder Masataka Taketsuru.

This year, Nikka is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miyagikyo, and at the show Sakuma will be showcasing the beauty of whiskies from the distillery.

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