C: Likely a 3/4yo grain with a number of different cask types used. The result is a fairly plain yet well formed and faultless spirit with a desirable enough mouthfeel - one ideally more suited for cocktails than for sipping.
The Chita is mostly a balanced whisky, especially on the nose, but the cask influence does go a little overboard at times.
Faint notes of wood glue, varnish and vanilla essence, with a touch of wood shavings and cornflakes too. Finally a hint of banana, but it also has a floral side. Soft and gentle.
Surprisingly oily (bonus points), although the oak (wood shavings and varnish) is a bit more present here. Was virgin oak used? Hints of butterscotch, apples and caramel, but also ginger and a pronounced amount of cloves, pepper and bitter oranges.
A light sweetness determines the first nose, sweetened cereals, vanilla, cinnamon, a lot of malt, brown sugar and honey. Then slightly florale with some bright fruits, yellow apples and pears, as well as apricots and pineapple.
Easy onset, silky mouthfeel. Still a very light sweet, malt, vanilla, honey, popcorn. Remove pear, and some cinnamon.
Very short, immediately after swallowing he is gone. Only a subtle alcoholic / peppery feeling remains.
Pleasant suprise! Good mellow summer dram. Fruity and bit sweet. Some cereals in the mix. Don't know why, but works perfectly alongside some lager beer. Excellent bottle for summer picnics. Great value for the relatively modest price.