Whiskey has always been a journey of exploration for me. An exploration of tastes, styles & presentations.
Irish Whiskey travels all over the world. Some of the spirits produced in those countries consequently finds it’s way back to Ireland – like this baijiu.
Which I choose to explore.
Baijiu is mainly a sorghum based distillate produced in China. It has a long history – possibly longer than whiskey – and is as diverse too.
For a more detailed account I’d recommend the ScienceDirect.com article by clicking on the highlighted link.
This S100 bottle is a popular seller in China – & happens to be found in Dublin via Asia Market.
The bottle itself is very catchy – unlike anything I’ve encountered in the whiskey world. A cutesy childlike image probably doesn’t sit well with age appropriate rules – but may have assisted sales in China.
The liquid is clear & colourless – much like our indigenous poitín.
The nose isn’t too dissimilar either – but more of a sweet & sour thing going on.
Sweet from the sorghum I presume & sour as in a new make kind of way.
The palate is light & refreshing. A wonderful mouth coating effect gave way to a depth of wholesome flavours that pulled me in.
A soft prickly pepper spice added appeal.
Yes – I’m left wanting more!
Welcome to baijiu!