Finally had an opportunity to try Ao Whisky. Blended by Suntory, it features five of the world’s top whisky producing regions: the United States, Scotland, Canada, Ireland, and of course, Japan. It is a light, easy to drink blend but be careful because it clocks in at 43% ABV.
The bottle is interesting because it has five points to represent the global regions that were selected to produce this blend. Likewise, the name ‘Ao’ means “blue” in English, referring to the ocean that connects us all.
Ao Whisky is currently only available in Japan. However, this global blend is a first of seemingly many more to come. Indeed, Forbes says it’s “..set to change the industry.” Hmm…
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I was able to catch up with friends and meet new ones. A few of which I knew only via social media but hadn’t met in person. Whether you’ve known someone for 10 years or 10 minutes, it is always nice to chat with people who share your passion or interests. And, especially during events like this, you never know who you’ll run into.