Wa-shu provides a variety of Japanese liquors, including whiskey, sake, wine, brandy, rum, and shochu. The bar’s selection of Japanese whiskey is the largest in Taipei. Following the motto “Simple is Best,” much like a sushi chef, the aim here is to let the flavors of each ingredient shine by keeping mixers to a minimum in each cocktail. Each cocktail focuses on a single flavor—there can be only one leading role. The sommelier finds the perfect liquor to pair with each flavor in order to let that flavor shine. Rather than make each cocktail by request, Inaba prefers to create rare cocktails specific to Wa-Shu and continually seeks to devise new creations to please his customers.