As it’s WorldBaijiuDay I thought a couple of big hitting Baijiu were in order.
Founded in 1573, Luzhou Laojiao has a long history. This Six Years Ton Qu is a mid price offering.
Known for it’s ‘strong aroma’ style this attractively presented bottle is not for the faint hearted.
Pungent, earthy, meaty yet softly sweet this umami packed spirit doesn’t hold back.
Kweichow Moutai Prince is also a mid price Baijiu – with a slightly higher 53% & demonstrating a ‘sauce aroma’ style.
The pungency was equally evident, with the meatiness dialed up a notch and less of a spirity kick.
Soya sauce, marmite, yeast extract have all been used to describe the flavour. For me, Moutai delivers a more rounded & earthy drinking experience.
I’d love to explore this category more – but it’s fierce hard to get hold of in Ireland.
Asia Market in Dublin is where I sourced my bottles – and even they are selling out!