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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.


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The missus having finished all the sushi


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.


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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.


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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.

ROKA Canary Wharf, 4, Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5FW


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Unfortunately the podcast no longer exists on Soundcloud. (May 2018 update) I have since given up the drink but have kept this post active as it was a nice memorable evening for me.

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