Part of the new Suntory whisky range, “The Essence of Suntory” will be released on February 27th, 2018. The new range features fresh, new bottle designs and gorgeous labels showcasing modern Japanese art. Three expressions have been announced so far, one by Yamazaki, one by the Hakushu distillery, and one from Suntory’s grain distillery, Chita.
We don’t see much of Chita, so this one is much-anticipated. It’s actually a 16 year-old expression, which makes it even most exciting. Spending the last 4 years in a wine cask has made this expression smooth, mellow, and pleasantly sweet. At 49% ABV, you can expect some intensity to shine through the mellow palate. Like the other 2 releases, this comes in 500ml bottles