Last night I attended the launch of The Suntory Chita Terrace at ROKA Canary Wharf. Suntory are partnering with ROKA Canary Wharf in celebration of the launch of Suntory’s Chita Single Grain Whisky and have introduced a Japanese garden terrace for the summer months.
Simon the head mixologist walked me through a couple of cocktails, but I’ll be honest, after a couple of highballs I was tuning out and I struggled to hear him talk over the DJ. He was a nice enough fella.
I asked to try it neat and here’s what I found..
Smell: Woody, spicy, chilli’s
Notes: Not aggressive, for 43% ABV I was surprised at how accessible it was. Tangy, some fruits, mango. Permeates on the tongue like a shape-shifter. Corn, obviously.
Overall these guys had done well curating a decent cocktail menu. It will expand I’m told once the terrace is open to the public officially. Currently only available at Roko Terrace, no news on official launch date. Or they might have told me, but as I mentioned, one too many high balls. For an official match report and all things whisky be sure to tune into GreatDrams Radio.
ROKA Canary Wharf, 4, Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5FW