Full Review

Kinmen

Kinmen
Kaoliang Liquor

Category: Baijiu

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

Kinmen
Kaoliang Liquor

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 38%
Brilliant clear color. Vaporous aromas of grilled fruits, pickled garlic, putty and lacquer, coleman’s fuel, and paprika on mustard green with a lightly tannic, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, charming, long overripe pineapple, papaya mint yogurt, and river stones finish. A solid, somewhat mezcal-like baijiu with all elements in balance.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spirity & Funky
Aroma Aroma: grilled fruits, pickled garlic, putty and lacquer, Coleman's fuel, and paprika on mustard green
Taste Flavor: overripe pineapple, papaya mint yogurt, and river stones
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Toronto, Flip, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid, somewhat mezcal-like baijiu with all elements in balance.

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.