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Kinmen

Kinmen
Kaoliang Taiwan Merchant Selection Liquor

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 50%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Kinmen
Kaoliang Taiwan Merchant Selection Liquor

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 50%
Brilliant clear color. Vaporous aromas and flavors of paint, caramelized bananas, roasted nut brittle, and hot pepper carob bar with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, compelling, long finish with shades of maple nut rice puff cereal, marinated figs and yams, wet wood, and beans and peas finish. A stalwart baijiu that is reminiscent of reposado tequila.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy, Spirity & Complex
Aroma Aroma: paint, caramelized bananas, roasted nut brittle, and hot pepper carob bar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of maple nut rice puff cereal, marinated figs and yams, wet wood, and beans and peas
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sangrita, El Presidente, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A stalwart baijiu that is reminiscent of reposado tequila.

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.