The Chita: Japanese Whisky Review

By Adam Wednesday 1st Nov, 2017

Those of you who are regular readers of The Dapper Chapper Bar know that we like our Japanese whisky. Most of the bottles we’ve championed over the years derive from The House of Suntory’s prestigious portfolio and now we have one more for you.

Chita, is a brand-new single grain whisky, was launched to the U.K market earlier this year. It sits neatly alongside Suntory siblings Yamazaki, Hibiki and Hakushu, with Chita being reflective of the misty, calm seas of the Chita Peninsula.

If you class yourself as a whisky connoisseur, this comes with enough complexity to keep you interested but where I think this will be really popular, is it’s actually a mild enough character for those just starting to explore the world of Japanese whisky.

Aged in a combination of wine, Spanish Oak and American White Oak casks, the result is a lighter, more delicate serve.

  • Colour: Bright gold
  • Colour: Crème brûlée, cardamon, acacia honey, blossoming rose
  • Palate: Mild and smooth, hint of mint, deep honey
  • Finish: Clean and clear, spiced oak with subtle bittersweet notes

This will whisky could become my favourite for 2017. I recommend you add it to your collection.

70cl £50.55 at Whisky Exhange