This is a medicinal flavored baijiu, apparently based on a fen jiu (shanxi province specialty?), with bamboo flavoring and other Chinese medicines. It’s very much like a bamboo liqueur, which sounds weird, and is weird. It’s candy-sweet with a heavy medicinal front end. Bonus: the liquid is yellow-green in color, too. It’s a big departure from the standard pure-white jet fuel.
This might be technically ‘Medicine Aroma,’ which uses a secondary fermentation process with rice qu and herbs.
Buy it: I found it at Olive Supermarket in St. Louis, which has a great selection of affordable brands. Where else can it be found? Feel free to contribute in the comments.
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