Golden Bell is a Kaoliiang – a light aroma baijiu that mostly comes from Taiwan. You can find it pretty widely distributed here in the US, though, and this one in particular is made in Tianjin. The bottle is notable because it’s got an older, traditional jar shape, including a wonky plastic cap that pressure-fits […]
Du Kang is a big distiller, but this is the first of their product line we’ve tried. It’s good! It’s got a very mild nose: something like cantaloupe on the first taste, musty pepper on the main palate. It’s an extremely mild alcohol burn – not too much, and just enough to keep you aware […]
This is a discount offering from Wuliangye – it’s a little rough around the edges, but has a nice complicated flavor profile. To our palate, this is less wheatey than the other Wuliangyes that we’ve tried! It’s got a light burn, a fairly mild funkiness, and a prominent sweetness that starts out like a caramel […]
Here’s a great writeup on the Ly family, who create Vinn baijiu. Read the article – and then try the baijiu!
[ed. note: this review comes in from brent1334 – thanks Brent! ] This aged light-aroma baijiu pours clear, lest anyone think its aging was done in barrels. It has a nutty aroma with sweet-potato undertones. The pallet surprisingly comes across to me as a single flavor note: a sweet but mellow nuttiness similar to […]
See this article about baijiu startup Ganbei. Making waves in the Twin Cities! File under: IT’S HAPPENING. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2019/02/06/can-the-worlds-most-consumed-liquor-make-it-in.html
Just like the fabled milk carton campaigns in the US, one baijiu maker is now printing photos from missing child reports on their baijiu cartons. SixthTone has the story, and the story is picking up steam in other press too.
Please enjoy baijiu responsibly. For example, don’t use it to bribe corrupt government officials. They probably already have plenty of baijiu. See the article here.
Sichuan Gulin Langjiu is a really big distiller in China: they’re a top ten baijiu brand by market cap, and they are a big cultural presence. Famously, their baijiu is stored in the large Tianbao cave system. They’re in Sichuan Province (of course), home of the strong aroma category. But this baijiu – the HongHua […]
This baijiu – I don’t really know which aroma category this belongs to, but it seems like a light aroma – is the bottom-shelf version of a well-known brand. The higher-end products win big spirit awards, so they’re probably better. It’s made in Hebei province in the north of China, and uses wheat qu. This […]