Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2020: 20-11

26th January, 2021 by Nicola Carruthers

12. Ming River Baijiu

Baijiu is adored in China, but has struggled to break into western markets – something Ming River Baijiu is hoping to change. The Chinese baijiu brand was specifically created to ‘demystify’ the category outside of its native homeland, with a flavour profile that would be more palatable to western consumers, yet true to tradition.

Ming River Baijiu is made from sorghum grains that have been fermented for three to four months. The mash is distilled at the oldest distillery in China using pot stills, before resting for at least two years.

With an ABV of 45%, Ming River is suggested served neat or as the spirit base for cocktails. Tasting notes include pineapple, papaya, guava and spicy pink peppercorn, and it has an earthy finish.

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