Chita Suntory Whisky

Overall rating
78.72/100
votes
333
Whiskybase ID
WB87989
Category
Single Grain
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
White Oak, Spanish Oak, Wine Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4901777286177
Added on
17 oct 2016 12:51 pm by Hakkkie

Average value

€ 60.39

16 × in wishlist

333 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Chita Suntory Whisky

46 users have left 49 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.72 points.

  1. Expraesi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Ben Bruikman scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    With The Chita – Distiller's Reserve, a single grain whiskey is released for the first time in Suntory's existence. It has become a very soft and pure whiskey, pleasantly sweet and with wood tones. The whiskey matures in a combination of bourbon, sherry and wine casks.
    The color is light gold
    • Nose
      In the nose you reach the aromas of crème brûlée, cardamom, honey and rose blossom.
    • Taste
      The taste is very mild with notes of mint and honey.
    • Finish
      In the aftertaste it has notes of spicy oak with subtle bittersweet accents.

  3. Martin1965 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Good beginner, but expensive!
    • Nose
      Vanilla , Honey , Floral , Creme Brulee
    • Taste
      Sparkling, vanilla, spicy, honey, toast
    • Finish
      Short to medium length

  4. VLG scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    71

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Part of a small Japanse Whisky tasting with Nobushi, Yamazaki, Taketsuru, Hibiki, The Chita, Yoichi, Miyagikyo and Ichiro

    coconut, lychees, vanilla, sandalwood, glue, canned fruit juice, white pepper
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. aquataste scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Aromatic, tropical fruit, a little floral, cereal and corn flakes, vanilla, slightly citrus, a breath of menthol, a handful of dried spices in the background
    • Taste
      Tropical fruit with a pinch of white pepper, lemon peel, corn and cereal flakes, vanilla, a pinch of spices
    • Finish
      Short, a bit of tropical fruit with a pinch of white pepper and dried spices

  7. Obynapewno scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      vanilla, honey, citrus, wood glue, some floral aromas, feel the youth of the distillate, a little flat
    • Taste
      80 80
      sweet, vanilla, caramel, pepper, bitter wood, some citrus, chocolates with rum filling (the cheapest ones)
    • Finish
      79 79
      short, some wood and peppercorns

  8. Petersdrams scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    Sticky, one-dimensional, some fruit, sweet, grainy bitterness
    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      68 68

  9. Likudi scored this whisky 80 points Shoplink Moderator

    Banana
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. kikist scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Better then expected! worth to try...
    This one is not exactly my cup of tea but I really can imagine people enjoy this! Didn't find any particular off note :)
    • Nose
      83 83
      flower perfume, pie dough, yogurt, vanilla, citruses, little bit of green walnuts, white chocolate... after half an hour in the glass most of the things dissappear but clowes and vegetable notes come
    • Taste
      78 78
      little bit weak, sweet, vanilla, citruses, little bit of salt, some brendy notes, bitter wood
    • Finish
      79 79
      floral, little bit of chili, cardboard, again vanilla, some bitternes and soap

  11. Herrmo scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    One evening in October I drank a few glasses of Chita, it's been 7 days now and I still have honey, honey cake in my nose, beguiling. A touch of the honey sweetness can still be felt on the palate now and then. For 95 points me, so strong in the aftertaste, madness.

  12. keymaneddy scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

  13. whiskyclick scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose is very promising, creamy, vanilla. It reminded me on some Irish but taste and finish are so European oak driven, (maybe even virgin oak) not really enjoyable.

  14. aderijber scored this whisky 75 points Newbie

    Just nice

  15. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      70 70

  16. Quercus scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      70 70

  17. wembleytor scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Simple grain whisky, tastes young, a bit citrussy, finish fades rapidly.

  18. Gloin scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Soft, mild, pleasant. Easy to drink, yellow fruits, vanilla and caramel. Not exceptional, but surprisingly good.

  19. campsj scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    very simple nose. typical grain whisky. taste is nice with much honey sweetness coming through and the minty freshness you can also find in there. finish is short and light. overall A decent enjoyable whisky.

  20. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  21. karloff did not rate this whisky Specialist

    How is that name pronounced again? :)

  22. lincolnimp scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    No I`m sorry this is not for me it is like oversweet tea mixed with a bag of fruit gums.
    It does improve with time, certainly not a bad whisky but too sweet to be enjoyable.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      62 62

  23. thijs100 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    The Chita is mostly a balanced whisky, especially on the nose, but the cask influence does go a little overboard at times.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Short and barely noticeable.

  24. Wolv scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      maize, vanilla, tobacco, popcorn, cinnamon, nutmeg, oak, tortillas, honey, white pepper and cardamom
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  25. Bam scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and boring. The oak is barely noticeable.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Easy onset, silky mouthfeel. Still a very light sweet, malt, vanilla, honey, popcorn. Remove pear, and some cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Very short, immediately after swallowing he is gone. Only a subtle alcoholic / peppery feeling remains.

  26. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this whisky at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2018

    Fruity, flowers, honey and grains
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  27. NcOne scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  28. mandragoru scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Quaffable, well-engineered japanese single grain.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  29. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    It is well iodized, fresh, the cereals are light, as aerial. Mint candy, fir thorns, eucalyptus leaves. It is subtle. On the palate, vanilla, apple, floral fragrances, grains of wheat and corn. Lemon seeds and peel. I don't smell sherry or wine, unless some sweetness comes from there. A herbal finish with a hint of bitterness. Rather average. Vanilla returns in retro-olfaction. I find this not bad at all.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-chita-suntory-whisky.html
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  30. ARDBERG scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I expected nothing and was positively surprised. Better than some much older scotch grains that I have tasted.
    The grain note is relative subdued by a pleasant sweetness. Good summer dram of which you'd need to take a good sip and chew well, other wise you might miss it.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  31. jankes scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  32. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    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.

    Scores a D[+]

  33. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  34. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    That was nothing. Young, thin, partly sprightly grain; The three varieties of grape and three types of barrel may look nice on the packaging, but not the whiskey better. After all, not quite as subterranean as the Haig Club (the David Beckham memory Grain from the blue perfume bottle), may go down well in the summer with a lot of ice on Ex. Buy and recommend I would not synonymous for 20 ¬, but 40-50 ¬ are already heavily exaggerated. (according to the notes of 2cl still half left - that means something)
    • Nose
      something spicy, similar to cinnamon, but "lighter", between cinnamon and sawdust, artificial honey, vanilla, some solvents
    • Taste
      first simple-sweet-tasty (vanilla, caramel, popcorn), you do not swallow fast enough, it's then woody bitter (exhausted 10th-fill barrel), quite thin
    • Finish
      woody, luckily not too long

  35. janos63 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  36. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  37. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Be all too complex but friendly and nice grain (after just over an hour of air in the glass)
    • Nose
      Fresh, floral, vanilla, candy-like. Also a fragrance as if you are walking in the supermarket and fruit department of the supermarket
    • Taste
      Sweet, vanilla, candy-like, light
    • Finish
      Light pepper now, sweet, medium. Vanilla, honey-like

  38. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very correct grain. Enthusiasm 3/5 Whiskey n ° 1469
    • Nose
      Light and fragrant. Vanilla, it has a certain depth. It's caressing. Some notes of solvent.
    • Taste
      Very honest and consistent with the nose, he does the job.
    • Finish
      Slightly sour. Short and pungent - but with a lingering aftertaste.

  39. ctu scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Really pleasant, complex NAS grain.
    • Nose
      Grain, instant glue, vanilla, flowers, corn can, mild fruit line.
    • Taste
      Soft, creamy. Oak, spices, honey and vanilla, tropical fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium length, woody, spicy.

  40. Macheye scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Chita is a good-natured grain whisky which isn’t going to test your whisky senses, nor set your world alight. But, it’s well made, reasonable priced (for something coming from Japan) and pleasant enough. That said, to my taste, this makes for a much better Highball or Mizuwari than it does as a straight sipping whisky. In either of these longer forms, the Chita offers a very refreshing summery experience worth trying.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/chita/chita-single-grain/
    • Nose
      Sitting in an orchard eating a bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties. Immediately fresh, warming and with some fruity sweetness. Bananas, sharp green apples and stony fruit (unripe peaches) are matched up with a hefty dose of vanilla and some slightly floral honey. Cereals and hay along with a steely copper aroma provide some interesting grain notes. There’s some discernible ethyl acetone running through this – polystyrene cement for those of the Airfix generation.  
    • Taste
      A lot less sweet than on the nose. Reasonable mouthfeel – certainly nothing untoward nor overly thin. There’s more cereal and earthiness (almost mossy) here and likewise more cask influence in the form of spicing (primarily ginger and a hit of salinity). Vanilla and honey throughout, with a similar medley of tropical (add coconut shavings in to the mix now) and orchard fruits. Amicable if not challenging.
    • Finish
      Relatively short with more alcoholic heat than its 43% might suggest. Peppery and again with some saltiness in the tail.

  41. JacobaEd scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  42. Hvdree scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      76 76

  43. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    Nice, easy drinkable.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  44. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    A grain whisky that in my view progress nicely from nose to finish.
    • Nose
      Citrusy, perfumey and floral. I think it's lavender.

      Rather simple, fresh and very clean nose.
    • Taste
      Also very floral on the palette with this lavender comming through.

      Sweet chocolate and coconut, almost but not quite Bounty.
    • Finish
      Pleasant, rich with medium lenght, some of the chocolate carry over and some evolve to dark roast coffee beans.

  45. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  46. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    The nose and taste take about 10 minutes to open, so I wouldn't rush this one. When I added water to it, it began to fall apart and it accentuated the harsher floral notes and made the copper unpleasantly prominent. For a grain whisky, it has substantial complexity. 
    • Nose
      Hint of hard white fruits and nectarines, soft oak tannins, floral vanilla and manuka honey, a strange cream cola note, a hint of honeysuckle, and a final hint of copper
    • Taste
      A flash of leafy floral and bitter cocoa, a flash of copper, black coffee/cocoa, under-ripe white fruits, long floral vanilla note
    • Finish
      long rich floral fade

  47. Andytka3 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    N- Rich and buttery sweet corn, fresh hay and plummy. Chocolate with red wine berry note. Approachable.

    P- Tasty berries and citrus peel with dusting spices. Layer of sesame fragrant. F- Short-medium. Spice and wood coating, pungent hot bring along stale
    bitterness. Puffy spirit aftertaste build up on the palate overtime.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      80 80

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