The Essence of Suntory Whisky: Chita Wine Cask

Single Grain

Suntory // Japan

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    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 5 )

The Essence of Suntory series launched in Japan on February 27th, 2018. Each of the three bottles in the series features modern, artistic label designs and unique flavor profiles, very different to anything Suntory has released to date. The Chita Wine Finish, a single grain whisky, was distilled in 2001 and bottled in 2018 after four years of finishing its maturation in a wine cask. Availability limited to Japan and online retailer, Dekanta.

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  • Single Grain
    Distilled 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.
  • Cask Type
    finished in a wine cask

Tasting Notes

"The nose dips you in honey, and underneath that sweetness, you find plums, dark fruit, and wood. The palate brings similar notes, with the addition of a pleasant sourness, which complements and balances the powerful sweetness. The finish is long and decadent."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Fruity