Ming River Baijiu / Szechuan Baijiu (DC ONLY)
Szechuan Baijiu / CHN / 90 proof / 750 ml
Vodka, Bourbon, or Tequila may seem like the most popular spirits in the world to us, but next time you’re watching Jeopardy and the screen prompts “the most consumed spirit in the world,” being quick to the buzzer with the question, “What is Baijiu?” might earn you $1000. The answer to that question might be worth a whole lot more if you like fun and funky spirits. This expression of Baijiu, which undergoes an extra-long fermentation of Sorghum, produces an unaged white spirit bursting with tropical fruit flavors and the aromatic intensity of Islay Scotch or a Mosel Riesling. The nose alone will keep you coming back for more, as you discover candied pineapple, mango, guava, bubblegum, and a whiff of fresh hay. Use it in tiki drinks, or drink it neat with spicy szechuan food as a palate cleanser.
Available only for pickup or delivery in Washington, D.C.