Full Review

Kinmen

Kinmen
Kaoliang Liquor

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 58%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Kinmen
Kaoliang Liquor

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 58%
Brilliant clear color. Vaporous aromas of stewed bananas and cherries in a metal pot, duct tape, bitter melon, and minerals and acetone with a tannic, medium-to-full body and a hot, very long hot pepper, rice powder, vanilla pudding, and coconut ash and cigar wrapper finish. A powerful, cachaça-like baijiu that commands attention.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: stewed bananas and cherries in a metal pot, duct tape, bitter melon, and minerals and acetone
Taste Flavor: hot pepper, rice powder, vanilla pudding, and coconut ash and cigar wrapper
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks, in cocktails and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Ti' Punch, Rum Orange Punch, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A powerful, cachaça-like baijiu that commands attention.

The Producer

Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor Inc.

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

Baijiu

Spirits Glass Shot Clear.jpg
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.