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Journey downriver into the heart of Sichuan. Discover a land of bold flavors. Taste tradition

The origins of Ming River

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

The journey to Ming River begins in the heart of Sichuan, China in the lush river town where China’s longest continuously operating distillery makes its legendary liquor.

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About Baijiu

About Baijiu

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. Production techniques differ significantly by region and style, and different styles of baijiu can be as distinct as whiskey is to tequila.

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Where Ming River is Made

The Distillery

Fresh baijiu distillate, Luzhou Laojiao Distillery

The Luzhou Laojiao 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.

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