Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Chita Suntory Single Grain Review

Hi everyone,

Just a quick whisky review while I'm out on the road. I'm heading to Belgium for a couple of days for work, which is awesome.

Chita is Suntory's Grain distillery, making up the Grain component for many of their blends.
I've seen the price of this vary hugely. Currently it's selling for anywhere from £30-£80, which is pretty crazy for NAS grain, even if it is Japanese.

The Chita Single Grain 43%
Colour: Gold
Body: Light
Nose: Clean and light. Vanilla, coconut, a little column still ethanol aaaaaaand not much else.
Taste: Soft, light, lots of vanilla and coconut, then a bit of plain ethanol, very light slightly weird pastry, some harsh spice. The more you let it develop in your mouth, the harsher it gets.
Finish: Medium length. Oak comes through strong with some spice.
There isn't anything bad about this, buuuuuuuut there isn't anything very interesting either.
61/100

Thanks for reading!

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