Awamori is pronounced: a wa mo re . The name is said to come from ancient times in Okinawa when producing the distilled spirit. Awa means bubbles in the Okinawan language, mori is the height of the bubbles during the manufacturing process. The higher the bubbles, the stronger the percentage of alcohol.
The foundation of awamori is Thai Indicia rice distilled in the traditional pot method and aged in ceramic earthenware pots. Awamori distilling and the art of aging awamori has been in existence for over 700 years. It is the purest and most natural organic tasting spirit in the world. What makes awamori different from other liquor beverages is an ingredient called “koji” which is a black moss indigenous to Okinawa.