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Suntory Whisky Chita

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The richly individualistic raw materials become one in the hands of the blender and are transformed into a unique whisky. The result of the blender’s quest and innovation is Chita, a Suntory whisky made entirely from grain.

 

 

Making Chita Whisky

The Chita Distillery, located on the Chita Peninsula overlooking Ise Bay, is a grain whiskey distillery established by the Suntory Group in collaboration with the Zen-Noh Group, and is one of the three domestic whiskey distilleries of the Suntory Group, along with the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries for malt whiskey. Here, corn-based grain whiskey has been supported. The Chita Distillery uses continuous distillation to produce three types of grain whiskey: clean, medium and heavy, which is unique in the world.

 

 

Tasting Notes

Light taste, with a hint of fragrance

Suntory Whiskey Chita has a light taste and a slightly sweet aroma, which makes it a perfect match for a variety of foods including Japanese cuisine. The charm of Suntory Whisky Chita blossoms with a highball. The name of the highball is “Kazekaru Highball”. While retaining a definite sense of maturity, the drink is as light as the wind. Its fresh and gentle aroma and subtle sweetness enhance the umami. Its sweetness and taste make it a popular choice among women.

 

Aroma Pure and straight, sweet oak aroma
Taste Sweet and smooth on the palate.
Aftertaste Clean, with a hint of sweetness.

 

 

 

Alcohol content 43% alcohol by volume
by alcohol Single grain whisky
Barrel type
Contents 700ml
Number of bottles sold
Suggested retail price 4,180 yen (tax included)
Release date September 1,2015

 

 

Our Take

The charm of “Chita” is that it has a lightness like the wind, yet you can still enjoy the delicate aroma typical of whiskey.
When poured into a glass, the aroma is pure and sweet oak. It is smooth and sweet on the palate, and leaves a clean, slightly sweet aftertaste. It can be enjoyed with water, but a highball is recommended. When mixed with soda, the delicate blend of this whisky comes through in a pleasant way.

 

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