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Kinmen
Original Distilled No.21 Kaoliang Liquor

Category: Baijiu

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

Kinmen
Original Distilled No.21 Kaoliang Liquor

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 58%
Brilliant clear color. Vaporous aromas and flavors of vinyl and acetone, banana chips, hot pepper marinated cucumber, and medicinal herb tincture with a lightly tannic, lively, sweet-and-sour full body and a peppery, complex, very long finish revealing notes of leek marmalade, Sichuan button, spicy zucchini pepper bread, and ginseng gum finish. A complex, tactile baijiu.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy, Spirity, Rich & Complex
Aroma Aroma: vinyl and acetone, banana chips, hot pepper marinated cucumber, and medicinal herb tincture
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of leek marmalade, Sichuan button, spicy zucchini pepper bread, and ginseng gum
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Feuerzangenbowle, Flatliner, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, tactile baijiu.

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.