Suntory Chita Japanese Whisky - £40 @ Amazon
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Suntory Chita Japanese Whisky - £40 @ Amazon

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Found 18th Dec 2017
Top Japanese whisky from Suntory. Usually around the £50 mark and rarely discounted.

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teame.trevski6 m ago

anybody tried it?


Yep...... Bill Murray in Lost in Translation.
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sam_of_london2 m ago

To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name …To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name should be protected like Champagne in France.


Says the man who puts an "e" in Whisky..........

Educate yourself before posting
sam_of_london10 m ago

To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name …To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name should be protected like Champagne in France.



Except of course that champagne is called Champagne because it's produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. This whisky isn't being called Scotch - it's quite clearly called Japanese Whisky.

So basically this isn't remotely the same thing and with the greatest of respect, you don't really know what you're talking about.

Also, for the record: The Japanese have a great deal of respect for the Scotch whisky industry and take great pride in the distillery lessons they learnt in Scotland and took back to Japan.
I love how every wisky* thread becomes a willy waving contest as people attempt to pass their alcoholism off as an important hobby.

*this is actually the original correct spelling, google it! **


** no it isn't, and who cares anyway?!?
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anybody tried it?
It may well be very good, but with so many British distillers producing excellent drams it would be good if this industry didn't follow in the footsteps of our car and motorcycle past. Buy British if you can. Merry Christmas
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teame.trevski6 m ago

anybody tried it?


Yes - it's a grain whisky, quite light and would be excellent for supping at Christmas.
teame.trevski6 m ago

anybody tried it?


Yep...... Bill Murray in Lost in Translation.
rosco1231 m ago

Yep...... Bill Murray in Lost in Translation.


i'll give bill a call to get his opinion, thanks
To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name should be protected like Champagne in France.
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 18th Dec 2017
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sam_of_london2 m ago

To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name …To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name should be protected like Champagne in France.


Says the man who puts an "e" in Whisky..........

Educate yourself before posting
edgeone1 m ago

Says the man who puts an "e" in Whisky..........Educate yourself before …Says the man who puts an "e" in Whisky..........Educate yourself before posting


Yes - great spot OP. Bought!
sam_of_london4 m ago

To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name …To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name should be protected like Champagne in France.


The Scottish can't even spell whiskey.
teame.trevski6 m ago

i'll give bill a call to get his opinion, thanks


Perhaps just watch the film...
Josh.Rogan3 m ago

The Scottish can't even spell whiskey.


gained in translation
sam_of_london10 m ago

To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name …To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name should be protected like Champagne in France.



Except of course that champagne is called Champagne because it's produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. This whisky isn't being called Scotch - it's quite clearly called Japanese Whisky.

So basically this isn't remotely the same thing and with the greatest of respect, you don't really know what you're talking about.

Also, for the record: The Japanese have a great deal of respect for the Scotch whisky industry and take great pride in the distillery lessons they learnt in Scotland and took back to Japan.
sam_of_london11 m ago

To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name …To call this whiskey , is disrespectful to Scotland. Our Whiskey name should be protected like Champagne in France.


Oh and by the way, good luck protecting the name of anything in the same way when we're outside the EU!
If you like your whisky then get yourself some Nikka From the Barrel
musicals7 m ago

Perhaps just watch the film...


That would be a waste of time. He drinks Suntory Hibiki 17 in the film, not this bottom shelf expression.
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If you are unfamiliar with Japanese whisky, it's worth reading a little about Masataka Taketsuru.
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thekitkatshuffler5 m ago

That would be a waste of time. He drinks Suntory Hibiki 17 in the film, …That would be a waste of time. He drinks Suntory Hibiki 17 in the film, not this bottom shelf expression.


Hibiki is a blend of this, Yamazaki and Hakushu.
edgeone8 m ago

Hibiki is a blend of this, Yamazaki and Hakushu.


Yes...
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edgeone34 m ago

Says the man who puts an "e" in Whisky..........Educate yourself before …Says the man who puts an "e" in Whisky..........Educate yourself before posting


This is the reason i love reading the comments probably more than the actual deals
I love how every wisky* thread becomes a willy waving contest as people attempt to pass their alcoholism off as an important hobby.

*this is actually the original correct spelling, google it! **


** no it isn't, and who cares anyway?!?
edgeone52 m ago

Says the man who puts an "e" in Whisky..........Educate yourself before …Says the man who puts an "e" in Whisky..........Educate yourself before posting


Amazing :-D
I prefer Nikka. My friend used to own a whisky shop, so I got to sample some excellent whisky.
Be interesting to see how it tastes but I'd rather buy something I know and love, incase this is money right down the *****.
Edited by moderator: "removed swear word" 18th Dec 2017
mcvay1 h, 19 m ago

It may well be very good, but with so many British distillers producing …It may well be very good, but with so many British distillers producing excellent drams it would be good if this industry didn't follow in the footsteps of our car and motorcycle past. Buy British if you can. Merry Christmas

I can but I'd rather not, thanks.
Does it taste nice?
schnide1 h, 21 m ago

Except of course that champagne is called Champagne because it's produced …Except of course that champagne is called Champagne because it's produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. This whisky isn't being called Scotch - it's quite clearly called Japanese Whisky.So basically this isn't remotely the same thing and with the greatest of respect, you don't really know what you're talking about.Also, for the record: The Japanese have a great deal of respect for the Scotch whisky industry and take great pride in the distillery lessons they learnt in Scotland and took back to Japan.


And we (Scots) like Thomas Blake Glover, taught them how to build ships, kick start their railways and opened the first Japanese coal mine and industrialise - one of the early companies became Mitsubishi.

Glover also helped establish the Japan Brewery Company, which later became the major Kirin Brewery Co.

I see there was an exclusive whiskies "launched in October 2015 to celebrate the life of Thomas Blake Glover and honour the long-standing relationship between Scotland and Japan" Read all about him, here en.wikipedia.org/wik…la1
greencode1 h, 30 m ago

If you like your whisky then get yourself some Nikka From the Barrel


Beautiful Whisky.

Its been discontinued now but Hibiki 12 year was also another stunning whisky.


The people that say the Japs whisky is rubbish are basically lying. I love Scotch, like lagavulin 16 years or Ardbeg 10 years but some of the stuff out of Suntory is lovely
Only one I'd ever bought was Hibiki. Really lovely drink. If I didn't have so many on the go just now I'd be all over this one. Maybe I should point it out to Santa.
Josh.Rogan2 h, 4 m ago

The Scottish can't even spell whiskey.


a) We don't know if this poster is Scottish

b) You corrected him for spelling it 'whiskey' by spelling it the same way
I received this bottle as a gift back in October and enjoyed a glass on Saturday. It’s smooth and light with a honey after taste. I usually add a couple of drops of water to get more flavour but this bottle doesn’t need it. If you like strong, peaty flavours this isn’t for you.
I was looking at this yesterday. Just a heads up: one of the Amazon reviews says that this is massively overpriced in the UK, as it retails for around £20 in Japan.
SYNAESTHE5IA29 m ago

I was looking at this yesterday. Just a heads up: one of the Amazon …I was looking at this yesterday. Just a heads up: one of the Amazon reviews says that this is massively overpriced in the UK, as it retails for around £20 in Japan.


Of course, duties, VAT and shipping costs.
doublespresso13 m ago

Of course, duties, VAT and shipping costs.



Not only are you right on this but it's true of all whiskies from Japan, not just Suntory Chita. Japan doesn't charge tax on alcohol in shops so it's obviously going to be cheaper than the UK from the start. For that reason, if you're ever (lucky enough to be) in Japan then by all means stock up. It won't be cheaper at the airport for the same reason.

I looked at importing a few bottles myself in the past month. Yes, it's way cheaper to start with but a) the shipping costs obliterates any savings and b) it's illegal to import alcohol of this strength anyway.
Whisky vs whiskey for those that don’t know: scotchwhisky.com/mag…gs/

I think it’s great that countries like Japan are producing whiskies - we get to try new variations and it has an influence on the Scottish whisky production.
The same happened with Sauvignon Blanc wine - produced for so long in France but then New Zealand produced new varieties of it which have taken off and influenced French production.
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