[Premium] Chita Distillery, The Grain Distillery Supporting Major Brands

This famous supporting actor has now become the star of the show with the release of "Chita" Single Grain Whisky. Situated on the Chita Peninsula overlooking the Ise Bay, this distillery makes the grain whisky required for Suntory's blended whiskies.

Text: Yoshitaka Nishida
Images: Mamoru Tsuchiya

This article originally appeared in Japanese in Whisky Galore Vol.25 / April 2021.

Chita is now one of Suntory's regular brands of whisky. Released in 2015, it's not a single malt, but single grain. It's made at the Suntory Chita Distillery.

The distillery is located on the Chita Peninsula in western Aichi prefecture. It's one of many factories in an industrial area, located next to major food and animal feed makers, as well as silos owned by Japan Agricultural Cooperatives' Zen-Noh.

This is an exclusive article from Whisky Galore, Japan's only whisky/spirits magazine. It has 266 more words and 3 more pictures.

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