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Suntory The Chita (700ml / 43%)

Japanese Whisky

Suntory The Chita (700ml / 43%)

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Suntory The Chita (700ml / 43%)


700ml / 43% ABV (no box included)

This single grain whisky from Suntory's Chita distillery is very soft with honey, butterscotch and vanilla aromas.

A key part of the Hibiki blends (alongside Hakushu and Yamazaki), the Chita grain whisky is what gives those expressions the soft elegance which binds the flavours together.  It is a vatting that consists of at least 10 different grain whisky components that have been matured in different cask types including American white oak casks, Spanish oak casks and ex-wine casks.

Bottled at 43% ABV in a typical Suntory's shaped bottle, The Chita is a real tribute to the expertise of the grain distillery whose name in traditional Japanese calligraphy is now, like the other distilleries of the group, proudly displayed on the label.

Tasting Notes (

Nose: Soft, floral and quite perfumy at the beginning, then slowly lemon and honey flavours develop, followed by caramel and mango notes. Nice and easy.

Palate: Medium-bodied and smooth. The mango flavours have gained in intensity and are now accompanied by pineapple and sugar cane. Towards the end I detected soft wood spice notes. Very sweet and chewy.

Finish: Just a tad spicy. The sweet tropical fruit flavours are back, together with some wood spice.

Overall: The Chita displays many well-known facets of grain whisky, such as the fruity and sugary character as well as the floral and perfumy flavours on the nose. This was pleasant to taste and for sure is a very well drinkable single grain whisky.

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