Baijiu: The Most Popular Drink You’ve Never Heard of
Baijiu is likely the world’s oldest distilled spirit and currently the most consumed – and yet it’s virtually unknown in the United States. This is your opportunity to taste some of the most complex and unique spirits that have ever been made by distilleries dating back to the 15th century. Learn about how Baijiu differs from all other distilled spirits in the world and taste for yourself the regional and stylistic differences between different expressions.
Manny Burnichon, founder and CEO of Private Cask Imports as well as National Brand Ambassador for CNS Imports (which has been importing Baijiu into the US for 30 years), will bring his deep knowledge of the spirit and its production process to share. The tasting will include Hong Kong Baijiu, known as the “gateway Baijiu” for western palates; Kweichow Moutai, the most popular spirit in China (and the most valuable liquor brand in the world!); Wu Liang Ye, leading brand in the “Strong Aroma” category; Shui Jing Fang, from the oldest distillery in China with 600+ years of continuous production; and Luzhou Laojiao Zisha, dating back to the Ming Dynasty and bottled in grainy, unpolished porcelain that pays homage to tradition.
This is a tasting class, expect to taste a selection of baijiu.