Chita Distillery was established in 1972 on the beautiful seashore of the Chita Peninsula. Suntori's goal with this new endeavour was to diversify Japan's whisky as well as to create a distinctive signature to its brand. As such the distillery is dedicated to making unusual blends of grain whiskies.
Note that unlike the Yamazaka and Hakushu Distilleries, the Chita Distillery is not open to the public at the present time. Its products can be bought worldwide however including whisky specialty stores in Japan.
Surrounding the distillery is a stunning and peaceful environment. The Sungrain factory faces the sea on a gentle mountain slope.
Grain whisky is not exclusively made of grain, it has barley malt in it. Suntori adds corn, rye and wheat grains to alter the fermentation process and create their grain whisky.
The blends result is a sophisticated, complex taste. Grain whiskies are often used as a kind of base to mix in other Suntori whiskies.
Through years of great craftsmanship, Chita Distillery created the Chita Single Gtain Whisky, its best known and highly appraised star product.
Chita Distillery products are extremely sought after and hard to find. Availabilities vary but you might be able to get some in Nagoya, the largest city of Aichi Prefecture where Chita is also located. You may be able to buy some at Suntory's shops in Osaka or Tokyo as well.
For a guide to all of Suntory's distilleries, please have a look at the link below.