About

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that can be translated to “reason for being”. The word originates from Okinawa, which houses the largest population of centenarians in the word.

At Shop Ikigai, we want to reinforce your personal ikigai. Alcohol has an unique flavour, appearance, aroma and taste. In moderation, alcohol can enhance your ikigai, and life can be enjoyed more! Brands that embody the ikigai we want to foster are

  • The Japanese Bitters (the first domestically produced bitters in Japan)
  • Adagio (booze inspired body and beard care)

Shop Ikigai is a shop born of a love of alcohol and all things alcoholic.  Whether it is using it as an ingredient in food/drinks, consuming it or applying it to your body, Shop Ikigai is the ultimate shop for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

THE JAPANESE BITTERS

Made from authentic Japanese ingredients, The Japanese Bitters add a drop of Japan to both beverages and food. They come in 5 varieties

  • Hinoki (Japanese Cypress)
  • Sakura (Japanese Cherry Blossom)
  • Shiso (an Asian herb in the mint family)
  • Umami (“Savoury”)
  • Yuzu (A Japanese Citrus)

Classic Japanese flavours, they are a “must have” for any establishment or home bar.

ADAGIO

Booze inspired beard and body care

A line of beard, face, and body care inspired by gin. whisky and other libations!

With beard care kits, facial oils and hand-care, Adagio products are lovingly made in Melbourne and are composed of premium speciality oils, butters and waxes tailored to care for your body. Adagio uses only pure essential oils and not fragranced oils to scent products. Pure essential oils are pure plant extract, whereas fragranced oils are synthetically made (eg. ready made bourbon/whisky oils). Although pure essential oils are far more costly, Adagio prides itself on using pure essential oils which have a positive effect on the body.  These products are perfect for those who take pride in their well-being (and appearance) and make an ideal gift.

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