Tag Archives: light aroma

Baijiu of the Month: Jiangjin

My wife and I were sitting in a Chengdu friend’s garden last week when our host, Xiao Wang, told me he wanted me to try his favorite baijiu. He stepped inside his apartment and came back with a narrow white … Continue reading

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Baijiu basics: light aroma

Hello from the UK, baijiu buddies. Away on holiday for the moment, so I will be updating infrequently for the rest of the month, but I wanted to post another category breakdown to hold you over. Qing xiang 清香, light aroma, … Continue reading

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300 shots recommends

A condensed list of recommendations for your your baijiu enjoyment. Click the links for full reviews by category. Enjoy! Strong aroma: Guojiao 1573 国窖1573 by Luzhou Laojiao 泸州老窖 (RMB1,300/US$205), Shuijingfang 水井坊 (RMB900/US$140), Jiannanchun 剑南春 (RMB400/US$63), Purfeel 21 (RMB200/US$31), Luzhou Laojiao 泸州老窖 (cheap), Quanxing 全兴 (very cheap) Light aroma: Laobai … Continue reading

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Getting started: light aroma

Light aroma, the baijiu of choice in north China, is a bit more diverse than other categories so it’s hard to get a good sense of it from just one baijiu. Luckily, it’s also one of the cheapest, so it … Continue reading

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Notes from north China

North China’s Yellow River Valley is the cradle of Chinese civilization and the birthplace of traditional Chinese alcohols. The Neolithic Chinese Peiligang peoples currently claim the title of the world’s oldest known consumers of alcohol, with fossilized remains of their … Continue reading

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