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Q: Has anyone tasted aged Baiju?

My friend offered to buy some for me. I thought it would be a nice gift to take home for my friends to rot there livers with.

 

Like a whisky aged in a barrel, pretty much the same.

 

I assume, like a whiskey it might have a smoother taste and be less like petrol.

 

I want to know what it tastes like because I will be drinking some!

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I brought some home for my friends to drink over the holidays.  They hated it.  I laughed.  Can't say if we're friends anymore.

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It'll taste less like young petrol, and more like aged petrol. 

 

In America, you abuse alcohol. In China, alcohol abuses you. 

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Depends on the brand... more than the age. 

 

In China, a lot of Bai jiu risks being fake in certain price ranges. I honestly, wouldn't risk buying Baijiu that isn't a well-known famous brand around 100RMB+. It has a better taste, and the distillation process is done properly. 

 

This means less headaches, and less of a hangover. BTW - Baijiu (especially Fen jiu) tastes pretty good if you mix it with Sprite and a bit of red bull. 

 

Try it! Good Bai jiu tastes like whiskey with an extra kick. I have drank all types of Bai jiu and in different ranges 35%-55%... the cheap stuff tastes like petrol that was run through the dirt...  

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Yeah, I'd like to try some high-class baiju. I've had the run-of-the-mill swill at dinner parties here and didn't find it that offensive. Reminds me a bit of patxaran, drunk in the Basque country of Spain or a light Italian grappa straight up.

Gonna have to research this.

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I listened to this podcast about Baiju 

http://popupchinese.com/lessons/sinica/we-will-make-you-learn-to-love-ba...

 the book mentioned would perhaps be a good read for anyone planning on getting drunk with baiju

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I had bottle (0.7 ml) of aged baiju in Bijie, Guizhou, at one party. Guizhou is the center of 'gourmet baijiu' in China.

 

'Aged' didn't impress me much, 'cause I am not into sweet liquors ... doesn't matter what.

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