Jiangxiaboi S100 Chinese Baijiu, 40%

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.

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Chinese Baijiu c/othewhiskeynut

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.

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Outer packaging c/othewhiskeynut

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.

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Back label info c/othewhiskeynut

Yes – I’m left wanting more!

Welcome to baijiu!

Sláinte

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