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Kinmen

Kinmen
Kaoliang Blue Dragon Liquor

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 38%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Kinmen
Kaoliang Blue Dragon Liquor

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 38%
Brilliant clear color. Brash, buttery aromas and flavors of caramel corn and maple flavored cereal, rice vinegar marinated mushrooms and root vegetables, Coleman’s fuel, and plastic wrapped hard cheese rind with a lightly tannic, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long orange gelatin, eggshells in potting soil, hot pepper simple syrup, and kelp with sesame finish. A lively and engaging baijiu with good versatility; try as a substitute for gin in cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky, Spicy & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: caramel corn and maple flavored cereal, rice vinegar marinated mushrooms and root vegetables, Coleman's fuel, and plastic wrapped hard cheese rind
Taste Flavor: orange gelatin, eggshells in potting soil, hot pepper simple syrup, and kelp with sesame
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Earl Grey Martini, Daiquiri Nautral, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively and engaging baijiu with good versatility; try as a substitute for gin in cocktails.

The Producer

Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor Inc.

The Producer
No. 1 Taoyuan Road, Jinning Kinmen County 892
886 -82 325 628

Baijiu

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Serve in a Shot Glass
Baijiu is an distilled spirit from China that is made from sorghum, rice , wheat or barley. ABV is around 20%, but may be higher. Baijiu has a clear appearance and offer a flavor profile with notes ranging from olives and cabbage to red licorice, teriyaki and balsamic. There are several versions of baijiu, as some are stored with pork fat, whole others are made with the addition of spices and herbs.

Baijiu is generally served at room temperature or warm in small cups and served before dinner. It can also be used in cocktails.