This is a tiny 100mL bottle of Jiannan Laojiao; presumably related to Jian Nan Chun Chiew (which is delicious). Note: this is a discontinued product, and if you see it in stores, it’s the tail end of this stock. Grab it if you can!
It’s another strong aroma, Sichuan-style baijiu, and it’s tasty: layered, with a clean finish. It’s another five-grain mix, using sorghum, rice, glutinous rice, wheat, and corn – and that variety really pays off.
On the nose the aroma is a bit syrupy, but in a good way: think candied peaches, grape syrup. The flavor is solid – a bit of milk chocolate, and dusty peaches. The aftertaste is clean – the remainder of the alcohol burn gives it a slight reminiscence of pop rocks, and a little floral echo. It’s not too sweet, and there’s hardly any barnyard tang. Delicious.
Buy it: This bottle came from Olive Supermarket in St. Louis, which has a decent variety of high- and low-end selection. These little pocket bottles were lined up at the checkout, with the other impulse purchases. Where else can it be found? Feel free to contribute in the comments.
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