The Chita Whisky
The Chita Japanese Whisky
If you’ve tried any of Suntory’s blended whiskies, you’ve tasted whisky from Chita, as that is where the grain portion of the blends come from.
The Chita distillery was founded in 1972 in the city of Chita in the Aichi Prefecture in Japan, by Suntory’s second Master Blender, Keizo Saji. Interestingly, the distillery utilizes a few different production methods with their column stills to produce different types of grain whisky. Heavy-type grain whisky goes through two columns, medium-type goes through three columns and clean-type goes through four.