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The origins of Ming River Sichuan Baijiu

Our Baijiu Story

Ming River is the original Sichuan baijiu. Using traditional methods passed down from master to apprentice for over twenty generations, Ming River is an authentic and uncompromising Chinese grain spirit

The journey to Ming River baijiu begins in the heart of Sichuan at China’s oldest operating distillery, Luzhou Laojiao.  Each batch of baijiu is fermented in earthen pits with locally harvested yeast cultures for two months before it is distilled in a traditional Chinese pot still.  The spirit then ages for up to two years before our master blender balances the baijiu to achieve Ming River’s exceptional flavor.

 

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About Baijiu

About Baijiu

Baijiu is unlike any Western spirit with respect to production methods, ingredients, flavor and origin.

Baijiu pronounced bye-j’yo, meaning “white spirits” in Mandarin—is a category that encompasses all traditional Chinese grain spirits. Baijiu is most commonly distilled from sorghum, but is also often made from rice, wheat, corn and millet. Baijiu production techniques differ significantly by region and style, and different styles of baijiu can be as distinct as whiskey is to tequila.

Ming River Sichuan Baijiu Luzhou Distillery

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Where Ming River Sichuan Baijiu is Made

The Luzhou Laojiao Distillery

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The Luzhou Laojiao baijiu distillery invented the “Sichuan baijiu” style. Started in 1573, and using techniques inspired by a local tradition that spans two thousand years, it is the oldest continually operating distillery in China.

luzhou laojiao baijiu aging cave sichuan china

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