Bringing Japan closer to the world, Ao means the color blue, as in the sea that unites the continents. The design cues for Ao include a compass and a wave-like logo. The five-sided bottle symbolizes the worldâ€™s five most significant whisky-producing countries. The label sits on the â€œfront corner,â€ celebrating Japanese craftsmanship and an unconventional encounter. A new message for a new era.