Suntory The Chita Whisky
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Chita
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Grain Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • mango
  • grain
  • honey
  • lemon
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • orange zest
  • grape
  • savoury

Suntory

The Chita Whisky (0.7l, 43%)

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A shining gem of a Whisky from a hidden place.

Suntory virtually defines the beverage business in Japan. Founded in 1899 to import and distribute wine, they quickly branched out into their own products. Then, in 1923, they stepped into the nearly sacrilegious effort of distilling a Single Malt Whisky in Japan. Since then, Suntory has expanded through home grown brands and the acquisition of established business around the world. They produce dozens of Whiskeys, Beers, Liqueurs, and soft drinks that span the globe.

Suntory owns and operates dozens of distilleries. But the Chita Distillery is perhaps their most secretive. We do know a few things though. It is their "grain" distillery — meaning that it is used for making whole grain (non-malted) Spirits from wheat, rye, and some barley. We also know that nearly all of its production goes into Suntory blends — especially some of their higher-priced, premium offerings. But Suntory The Chita Single Grain Whisky is the first stand-alone Whisky that reflects the true nature of this hidden, exotic place. And it is a savory, sweet, and lovely place indeed.


Smartass Corner:
Suntory really tries to keep this distillery away from public view. In fact, it was reported that when a local Whisky blogger in Japan was making a map of all the distilleries in Japan, an executive at Suntory called and asked him to keep Chita off the map.

  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Chita
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Grain Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Warm gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Mango, lemon meringue, and toffee pudding.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Light with a chewy mouth-feel and notes of mango, grape must, orange-blossom honey, and roasted grain.

Finish
Tender, sweet chocolate with orange zest.

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  • mango
  • grain
  • honey
  • lemon
  • sweet
  • caramel
  • orange zest
  • grape
  • savoury
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Chita's grain Whisky is essential, because other Japanese distilleries tend to use Canadian grain Whisky if they don't own a grain distillery.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Chita's grain Whisky is essential, because other Japanese distilleries tend to use Canadian grain Whisky if they don't own a grain distillery.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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