The filler that blends are made of…well that’s what you might be thinking, but I have had some pretty tasty single grain whiskies: North of Scotland as well as Nikka’s Single Grain. The Chita distillery (知多蒸溜所) is Suntory’s grain distillery that is located in Aichi Prefecture.
Stats: Aged 12 years bottled at 43%ABV
Color: 18k gold.
Nose: Sweet grain and lots of alcohol – straight into the nose if you get too close
Palate: Obviously lots of grain sweetness, silky smooth mouth feel, oranges, not very complex at all.
Finish: Grain sweetness, clean.
Comments: A very straight forward grain whisky that is smooth, soft and well rounded. Nothing amazing or adventurous, but no real flaws. I can tell why this goes into blends to soften things out.