In Japanese Ao means blue, but poetically Ao is also used to describe various shades of green in nature like the deep sea, distant forest, clear water of paddy fields where Japanese rice is grown etc. The Ao Vodka is made with Japanese rice and distilled in a proprietary pot still method at a small distillery in the Osumi peninsula, on Kyushu island, near the active volcano Sakurajima. The distillate is then blended with pristine spring water and filtered using a bamboo based filtration process.
AO Vodka is a clean, crisp spirit with subtle notes of rice, earth, mineral and vanilla on both the nose and palate, followed by a clean, elegant finish. Pair it with sushi or sashimi.
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