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 really comes through in the taste. It’s very wheaty, Reminiscent of a wheated bourbon.
There’s a lot of fire up front, and it’s sweet but with a bready sweetness, compared to the usual sorghum. This is more like… a cinnamon bun?
There’s the expected barnyard smell in the nose, but not on the palate. It’s definitely rough around the edges.
Find it: Gu Jing Gong is found pretty widely – look for the old well in the logo and you’ll see it most places that carry a decent selection of baijiu.
Try it: Tried it? give it a review below!