Chita Distiller's Reserve

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Grain Japanese Whisky
ex casks of vine xérès and bourbon
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 apr 2020 10:40 pm by karloff

Average value

€ 59.97

5 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

248 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Chita Distiller's Reserve

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.49 points.

  1. Ben Bruikman scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    It is a very soft and pure whiskey, pleasantly sweet and with not too emphatic wood tones. The whiskey matures in a combination of bourbon, sherry and wine casks.
    The color is light gold
    • Nose
      In the nose aromas of crème brûlée, cardamom, honey and rose blossom.
    • Taste
      Taste is very mild with notes of mint and honey.
    • Finish
      In the clean aftertaste it has notes of spicy oak with subtle bittersweet accents.

  2. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Far more delicate and complex than I was expecting with notes of sweet creamed corn, willow bark, and subtle florals.
    • Taste
      Creamy oatmeal sweetened with light brown sugar. My wife found that it veered more towards crisp green apples. As promised by the nose the body is very light and smooth, absent any harsh unrefined alcohol notes I feared I would find in a young grain whisky. There are some odd savory notes similar to nori that pop up from time to time.
    • Finish
      Medium length, pleasing sweet creamy corn fades across the palate.

  3. Eddiemarsman scored this whisky 77 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  4. aw-home scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      Cotton candy and caramel with citrus and floral notes.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Cotton candy with caramel and coconut.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short with caramel, citrus and light bitterness.

  5. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. maltedbarleyfan scored this whisky 71 points Newbie

    Overall, good summer drink to enjoy with a cube of ice.
    • Nose
      65 65
      Vanilla and honey on the nose
    • Taste
      75 75
      Honey and citrus dominates the taste
    • Finish
      72 72
      Strong spices. Sometimes a bit too bitter. Medium to short finish

  7. Petersdrams scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      67 67

  8. karloff scored this whisky 75 points Specialist

    This is alright actually, not loads going on and a little boring but it's steady. It's something you would pour yourself whilst watching a film and not give it much thought, yet it's still going down easy.
    • Nose
      75 75
      I don't know what it is with me and the nose of single grain whisky.
      I always find them difficult to fathom out.
      This is no exception.
      Butter and marmalade on white bread.
      Nothing else jumps out.
    • Taste
      80 80
      And as always the taste is something else.
      Again it is quite buttery and sweet and spicy.
      More fruit coming through like lemon, golden delicious apple, kiwi and dried banana.
    • Finish
      70 70
      A medium finish that is quite dry and slightly bitter.
      This I don't mind at all as long as there is other stuff going on to back it up but nothing here, it's dry, bitter then dead.

  9. SeWuWhisky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Appearance: pale yellow
    Nose: herbs, fruit, cinnamon, coconut, sweet and a hint of marzipan or almond
    Mouthfeel: Excellent, very elegant and pleasant
    Flavor: oak, sweetness, again cinnamon, slightly spicy, with coconut and marzipan
    Finish: medium-long, sweet, a little fruity and a little oak. But rather poor.

    A harmonious painting. Not exciting but very good craftsmanship!


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