Suntory The Chita Single Grain
Suntory // Japan
From Suntory's "silent" distillery in the Aichi Prefecture, this is a single grain whisky from the Chita Distillery, which opened in 1972 in Port Nagoya, Japan. This grain distillery already produces whiskies you know and love, namely the grain whisky backbone of the Hibiki range and other Suntory products. Extremely rare offerings aside, Suntory hasn't bothered to bottle much of anything from Chita as a single grain. Its one domestic core range product, the Chita Grain (which was already a limited-production bottling), all but disappeared as demand for Hibiki expanded. Initially released for the Japanese market in September 2015, beginning in July 2016, it will be available at select travel retail and duty free outlets.
Single GrainDistilled from a grain or mixture of grains, usually corn, wheat, or barley from one distillery, if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in barrels.
"The nose is light and fresh. Coconut, citrus blossoms, and honeyed cereal aromas bring us to a palate of thick honey, smooth vanilla, and cake spice. The medium finish is lead by gentle spice oak. A satisfying easy-drinking single grain whisky by the great Suntory."