Suntory launches single-grain whisky Chita


Japanese brewing and distilling company Suntory has introduced single-grain whisky Chita.

Chita whisky is usually used in Suntory's blended whiskies Hibiki and Kakubin. However, the company has now released Chita as a drink by itself, reported Imbibe.com.

The whisky is made at the Chita distillery. The latest drink is aged in wine and Spanish oak casks, as well as American white oak casks for a milder, smoother, and clean finish, reported Foodbev.com.

Suntory’s Chita distillery creates clean, medium and heavy grain whiskies from corn, using a distillation process with two, three, or four columns.

"There is a quiet confidence and tenderness in our grain whiskies. These qualities allow them to be their own heroes, whether in a blend or featured as a single grain whisky."

Suntory's chief blender Shinji Fukuyo described the Chita as the "serenity of Japanese whisky".

Fukuyo was quoted by Foodbev.com as saying: “There is a quiet confidence and tenderness in our grain whiskies. These qualities allow them to be their own heroes, whether in a blend or featured as a single grain whisky.”

The new single-grain whisky has 43% alcohol-by-volume (ABV) and is retailed at £52.20 per 70cl bottle.