Beam Suntory Pushes The Boundaries Of Japanese Whisky With The Chita Exclusive To Travel Retail

Available for the first time outside of Japan in Asia Pacific and European Travel Retail, as well as in limited quantities in Americas Travel Retail

Beam Suntory Pushes The Boundaries Of Japanese Whisky With The Chita Exclusive To Travel Retail

PIONEERING INNOVATION IN GRAIN WHISKY

Set for release in July 2016, Beam Suntory Global Travel Retail (GTR) will launch its new Japanese Single Grain Whisky, The Chita, exclusively in Asia Pacific and European Travel Retail and in limited quantities in Americas Travel Retail. The Chita demonstrates Beam Suntory GTR’s continued dedication to innovation in the Japanese whisky category and respect for the traditional values of The House of Suntory Whisky, offering Japanese whisky fans a distinctly versatile spirit with a smooth and floral taste profile. The Chita will be available in a 70cl format presented in an elegant indigo blue gift box.

EXPLORING DIVERSE TECHNIQUES

Renowned for their superior Japanese whiskies, The House of  Suntory Whisky has expertly crafted The Chita to achieve an unrivalled balance of complexity, subtlety and refinement in grain whisky.

Grain whisky has always been more than just a component for The House of Suntory Whisky’s Master Blenders, who have created a different and distinctive, light-­‐bodied spirit with The Chita using diverse unblended whisky distilling techniques at the distillery in Aichi Prefecture on the Pacific coast of Japan.

The Chita is made as ‘Dashi’, a special Japanese broth used across The House of Suntory Whisky’s award-­‐winning range to enhance the balance and  harmony of the blend, resulting in a gentle and sophisticated finish. Previously only available in Japan, due to increased demand Japanese whisky fans around the world will now be able to purchase this unique expression in Asia Pacific, European and Americas Travel Retail.

Michael Cockram, Global Marketing Director, Travel Retail at Beam Suntory, comments: “The Chita is a perfectly balanced Japanese whisky that reflects the artistry and diversity of The House of Suntory Whisky. With our rich history of innovation and award-­‐winning Japanese releases, Global Travel Retail will continue to be a priority platform to showcase innovative new products from the Beam Suntory portfolio to the rest of the world.”

TASTE PROFILE

A bright gold whisky with notes of cardamom, acacia honey and blossoming rose, The Chita is mild and smooth on the palate with a clean finish offering subtle bittersweet hints of spiced oak. Best enjoyed in a traditional Japanese highball with soda, The Chita will add a deep honeyed flavour to the signature serve.

The Chita, RRP US$55 (70cl) will be available from July 2016 in Asia Pacific Travel Retail and European Travel Retail, as well as in limited quantities in Americas Travel Retail.

About Beam Suntory Inc.

As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Sauza tequila, Pinnacle vodka and Midori liqueur.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good. Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.