Produced from 100% Japanese rice, water from the island of Kyushu, Ao vodka takes its name from the word for the blue/green shades of color that emerge from rice paddies. Voluptuous on the palate, Ao has gentle aromas and flavors of vanilla, breezy air and a touch of grain. This is a new, limited release for us. We took all we could get. Only a few hundred cases have been exported to the U.S.