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BAIJIU (lit. 'white (clear) liquor'), also known as shaojiu, is a Chinese clear, colourless liquor typically coming in between 35% and 60% alcohol by volume (ABV). Each type of baijiu uses a distinct type of Qū for fermentation unique to the distillery for the distinct and characteristic flavour profile.

Baijiu is a clear liquid usually distilled from fermented sorghum, although other grains may be used; some southeastern Chinese styles may employ rice or glutinous rice, while other Chinese varieties may use wheat, barley, millet, or Job's tears in their mash bills. The q? starter culture used in the production of baijiu is usually made from pulverized wheat grain or steamed rice.

Because of its clarity, baijiu can appear similar to several other East Asian liquors, e.g. Japanese shōchū (25%) or Korean soju (2045%), but it often has a significantly higher alcohol content (35-60%). Baijiu is comparable to whisky in terms of variation, complexity of flavour and sensation. Its flavour can vary from simple, light, and subtle to savoury-saucy rich-tasting, depending on the type.

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  • Baijiu - Wikipedia.
  • It's 53% alcohol and tastes like fire. Here's how this liquor brand took over China - "Even amid a global pandemic, Kweichow Moutai, the company that makes the eponymous liquor, had a banner year: its stock surged around 70% on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2020. The company, which is part state-owned and part publicly-traded, is China's most valuable firm outside of technology - worth more than the country's four biggest banks. Globally, its market cap has not only surpassed all other alcohol distillers like Diageo and Constellation Brands, but also Coca-Cola, which had long held the crown as the world's largest beverage maker by market cap. Valued at 2.7 trillion yuan, or $421 billion Kweichow Moutai is worth more than Toyota, Nike and Disney, too."
  • Kweichow Moutai - since 1999. Partial publicly traded, partial state-owned enterprise in China, specializing in the production and sales of the liquor Maotai baijiu.
  • Rice baijiu - Wikipedia.
  • Sorghum - Wikipedia.
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  • Er guo tou - type of light-aroma baijiu made from sorghum.
  • MOUTAI - distilled Chinese liquor (spirit), made in the town of Maotai in China's Guizhou province. Produced by the state-owned Kweichow Moutai Company, the beverage is distilled from fermented sorghum and now comes in several different varieties.
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