Jinan Baotuquan

Baotu Spring Special 34° Baijiu

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Aaron Tan

Distillery: Jinan Baotuquan
Name: Baotu Spring Special 34° Baijiu

I may be getting this wrong, but from what I understand this was distilled and bottled in 2012. From the Shandong province (Jinan). Interestingly, this distillery does pretty low alcohol baijiu (34% abv, as found here, to 50% abv). As with most distilleries, long history.

Compared to the Red Star from Beijing, this was really mellow and soft. Could be the age, could be the low abv, or could be because it's made out of rice (instead of sorghum, could be wrong again - translating what I'm told with my half-arsed Mandarin is hard). Notes seem to agree - cooked rice, floral and nutty tones, less sweetness than Shilixiang and Xianwang I tasted this trip. No real burn in the finish. I quite liked this, but I still got lots of drinking to do to start appreciating Baijiu.

Distillery: Jinan Baotuquan
Name: Baotu Spring Special 34° Baijiu

I may be getting this wrong, but from what I understand this was distilled and bottled in 2012. From the Shandong province (Jinan). Interestingly, this distillery does pretty low alcohol baijiu (34% abv, as found here, to 50% abv). As with most distilleries, long history.

Compared to the Red Star from Beijing, this was really mellow and soft. Could be the age, could be the low abv, or could be because it's made out of rice (instead of sorghum, could be wrong again - translating what I'm told with my half-arsed Mandarin is hard). Notes seem to agree - cooked rice, floral and nutty tones, less sweetness than Shilixiang and Xianwang I tasted this trip. No real burn in the finish. I quite liked this, but I still got lots of drinking to do to start appreciating Baijiu.

May 17th, 2019