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Kinmen

Kinmen
Kaoliang Red Dragon Liquor

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 56%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Kinmen
Kaoliang Red Dragon Liquor

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 56%
Brilliant clear color. Interesting, meaty aromas of brown sugar toasted rice cereal, maple nut fudge, bacon corn bread pudding, and epoxy with a lightly tannic, off-dry medium body and a peppery, interesting, long cashew nougat, macadamia cookie with milked tea, mint pepper jelly on grainy toast, and bamboo stalk and leaf finish. A rich and nuanced baijiu with nice layers of sweet and meaty flavor.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Spicy, Spirity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: brown sugar toasted rice cereal, maple nut fudge, bacon corn bread pudding, and epoxy
Taste Flavor: cashew nougat, macadamia cookie with milked tea, mint pepper jelly on grainy toast, and bamboo stalk and leaf
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Hot Toddy, Ti' Punch, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and nuanced baijiu with nice layers of sweet and meaty flavor.

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.