Haku // Japan
Haku Vodka is made from 100% Japanese white rice which is milled and polished. The white rice is fermented with koji rice to create a mash which is then distilled in a pot still. For the second distillation, it goes through two different processes in a pot and column still. The vodka is blended then filtered through bamboo charcoal and is proofed to 40% ABV. The curved lines on the bottle are meant to represent the streams glistening through nature in Japan as they run through the four seasons. Haku Vodka is and exclusive release to the US and is available from October 2018.
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.