Ao Vodka
  • Category Vodka
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Ao
  • Age NAS
  • Style Vodka
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • mint
  • coconut
  • rice
  • wheat
  • rye
  • citrus
  • grapefruit

Ao

Vodka (0.75l, 40%)
Price $58.99

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Character Goatson
Suntory’s superweapon in Vodka War.
 
Vodka isn’t known for complexity and long finishes like the amber Spirits, but things are changing. While most of Vodkas are meant to get you blotto ASAP, this particular bottle aims to please. And Suntory knows a thing about that. Ao means blue in Japanese, but it’s also used to describe the shades of green in nature. Since this Vodka is rice-based, it’s quite possible we’re talking about the ao colors of rice paddies. Idyllic and pastoral.
 
Suntory uses Japanese rice only and they source their water from the island of Kyushu. The rice mash is distilled in small pot stills while bamboo takes care of clarification. This rice juice is sumptuous, clean and crisp. It may remind you of Sake, too. It’s best consumed neat, but if you’d like a cocktail with it, it works like a charm in a dry martini. It’s a sort of Vodka that loves being explored.
  • Category Vodka
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Ao
  • Age NAS
  • Style Vodka
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Clear rice aroma with hints of coconut, mint and vanilla.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet and clear palate with juicy hints of rice.
 
Finish
Smooth and warm finish with notes of rice pudding.
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  • sweet
  • vanilla
  • mint
  • coconut
  • rice
  • wheat
  • rye
  • citrus
  • grapefruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Vodka can be made anywhere in the world and pretty much of any ingredient that contains starch.

For a potato-based Vodka, 12kg (26.5lbs) potatoes are needed to produce a single bottle.
It looks like potato chips and flavored Vodka are two things where the producers unleash their imagination. Bubble gum, fresh cut grass, pumpkin pie, marshmallow, and coconut water hardly begin to describe the many flavors of Vodka.
The average life of a $50 bill in circulation is 55 months before it is replaced due to wear.
Unlike its boozy brethren Bourbon and Scotch, Vodka can be made anywhere in the world. But it’s Eastern Europe that gets the credit for its birth. Just don’t ask Russia and Poland to get to the bottom of it—both argue that they masterminded the Spirit first.
Seems that Vodka is a lightweight—quite literally. This clear Spirit actually weighs less than water. One liter of water weighs 1,000 grams, while the same amount of Vodka only clocks in at 953 grams.
You won't impress the bartender by ordering Vodka-soda, but it's a good choice if you want to avoid unecessary sugar intake and make sure you stay hydrated when consuming alcohol.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Vodka can be made anywhere in the world and pretty much of any ingredient that contains starch.

For a potato-based Vodka, 12kg (26.5lbs) potatoes are needed to produce a single bottle.
It looks like potato chips and flavored Vodka are two things where the producers unleash their imagination. Bubble gum, fresh cut grass, pumpkin pie, marshmallow, and coconut water hardly begin to describe the many flavors of Vodka.
The average life of a $50 bill in circulation is 55 months before it is replaced due to wear.
Unlike its boozy brethren Bourbon and Scotch, Vodka can be made anywhere in the world. But it’s Eastern Europe that gets the credit for its birth. Just don’t ask Russia and Poland to get to the bottom of it—both argue that they masterminded the Spirit first.
Seems that Vodka is a lightweight—quite literally. This clear Spirit actually weighs less than water. One liter of water weighs 1,000 grams, while the same amount of Vodka only clocks in at 953 grams.
You won't impress the bartender by ordering Vodka-soda, but it's a good choice if you want to avoid unecessary sugar intake and make sure you stay hydrated when consuming alcohol.
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