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Kinmen

Kinmen
V.S.O. Kaoliang Liquor

Category: Baijiu

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

Kinmen
V.S.O. Kaoliang Liquor

Category: Baijiu

Date Tasted:
Country: Taiwan
Alcohol: 56%
Brilliant clear color. Interesting aromas and flavors of freshly lacquered oak, sappy pine saw dust, dragon fruit and aloe, and nut oil with a tannic, tangy, off-dry medium-full body and a hot, refreshing, long finish that presents accents of overripe whole pineapple, salt water taffy, cigar wrapper and white ash, and birch bark and beer finish. A very earthy, savory and woody baijiu for robust shots, cocktails, and food pairings.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spirity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: freshly lacquered oak, sappy pine saw dust, dragon fruit and aloe, and nut oil
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of overripe whole pineapple, salt water taffy, cigar wrapper and white ash, and birch bark and beer
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Paddy Cocktail, Vieux Carré, French Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very earthy, savory and woody baijiu for robust shots, cocktails, and food pairings.

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.