A light-aroma fenjiu from Tianjin in northern china, this baijiu is made from the typical sorghum but also includes barley, wheat and… peas, which I guess are grain-like enough.
It’s a reliable choice, and widely available in the US. It’s got a chocolatey nose, perhaps like the avenging ghost of Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate. The back end has a high burn, with a bitter citrus rind tang. I like this..
Buy it: This bottle came from Blackwell’s in San Francisco, which has a high-end selection. Where else can it be found? Feel free to contribute in the comments.
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Cheap and mild. A sweet, inoffensive kaoliang!
Soft sweetish floral smell. Builds up to a slight acidic zing! and then a gentle burn. Sweet and vegetal (maybe it’s the influence of the peas used in the qu?). If this drink was human it would be a kind young woman. I like it. A lot.