Hey! We’re participating in World Baijiu Day – 8/9 – this year, and hosting a private tasting event. We’ll start with a cocktail, walk through the basics of baijiu, and sample something from each of the four categories. Contact us for location details if you’d like to join us in the Kansas City area!
Snowbridge is a new baijiu brand ramping up here in the US. (Exciting!) They select and import baijiu from small producers in China, and bottled under the Snowbridge name. Their first available offering is this, ‘No. 5 Layered Aroma’, produced by Golden Valley Distillery in Luzhou, Sichuan. Layered Aroma – 兼香 we learn – is […]
Gu Jing Gong is one of the BIG baijiu brands in China – recent reports say it’s the tenth most valuable spirit brand globally, worth about 2.3 BILLION dollars. We’ve also reviewed this paper-wrapped bottle as well. This is a medium-shelf variety, It’s got a higher-than-normal percent of wheat in its grain mix, and it […]
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.