Masataka Taketsuru who founded the Miyagikyo Distillery, aimed to create a complete contrast with the Yoichi Distillery. In addition to the difference in terroir, Miyagikyo has a different distillation method, so produce unique malt whiskey. Pure malt whiskey Taketsuru is blend of two brands, with Yoichi serving as malt whiskey and Miyagikyo serving as grain whiskey, it well-balanced taste. The pot stills at Miyagikyo Distillery are much larger than at Yoichi Distillery and have different shapes, such as bulge necks and rising line arms. This pot still is heated with indirect steam, so the temperature is low and slow distillation is possible. This method of distillation gives Miyagikyo single malts a soft, floral character.