Baijiu is a Chinese alcoholic beverage that is distilled from grain, typically fermented sorghum, although rice, wheat and barley may be used in different varieties. It is also distinct from other spirits due to its use of a special fermentation agent called Jiuqu, during the distillation process. Literally meaning “white (clear) alcohol”, Baijiu is a strong distilled spirit that is generally 50% alcohol by volume (ABV) and has a strong fan base in China for any festive occasions, from wedding receptions to business banquets.
Baijiu is mainly categorised by four aroma profiles – rice, light, strong and sauce fragrances, which reveals a great diversity in its flavours as well. Generally served and consumed in shot glasses, it is also traditional to drink baijiu with food. iShopChangi carries a fine selection of Baijiu brands in Singapore’s online duty-free shopping. Celebrate with a toast of Baijiu with your friends and family during your next special occasion.