About Baijiu

About Baijiu
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.

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Kweichow Moutai Legendary China Collection Baijiu
88 points
$420
Clear color. Savory aromas of pickles, tempeh, fish sauce, marinated carrots, and honey-mustard with a satiny, vibrant, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a warming, compelling, medium-length spiced tea with cream, soy glazed peanuts, dark roasted coffee, and fermented honey finish. A balanced Baiju with a full spectrum of sweet, salty, and umami flavors.