Suntory // Japan
Released by Suntory in 2015, this vodka is pot-distilled from 100% Japanese rice sourced from the island of Kyushu. The name "Ao" is the Japanese word for "blue" but really refers to the blue and green hues found in the rice paddies. The vodka is clarified through bamboo filtration. Bottled at 40% ABV.
Unflavored VodkaDistilled from any agricultural product, most commonly grains or potatoes. Typically distilled to 95% ABV. Water is added to bring the spirit down to as low as 37.5% ABV in the EU and 40% ABV in the US. It is usually filtered, often with charcoal, prior to bottling. It is almost always clear and unaged.