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Kinmen

Kinmen
Kaoliang Liquor 1958

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 46%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Baijiu

Kinmen
Kaoliang Liquor 1958

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 46%
Brilliant clear color. Aromas of plantain peel and flesh, galangal, banana nut bran muffin, water chestnut pressed linen, and grass with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, nuanced, very long zucchini bread with chestnut honey, pink peppercorns, nut brittle, and minerals finish. A vivacious and tasty baijiu for all occasions.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Spicy & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: plantain peel and flesh, galangal, banana nut bran muffin, water chestnut pressed linen, and grass
Taste Flavor: zucchini bread with chestnut honey, pink peppercorns, nut brittle, and minerals
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Corpse Reviver #2, Painkiller, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious and tasty baijiu for all occasions.

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.