What is Baijiu?
Baijiu has been the national spirit of China for many centuries. A bold and complex “clear liquor” that is distilled from sorghum and wheat and is fermented in clay jars, Baijiu has a crisp palate and complex finish. At 38% to 60% alcohol by volume, it is one of the stronger liquors in the world wide market place.
The World’s Most Popular Spirit
As bourbon is to Kentucky, so Baijiu is to China. For more than 5,000 years, this bold, complex liquor distilled from wheat and sorghum has been the nation’s signature drink: savored by heads of state, captains of industry and connoisseurs of gastronomy, as well as everyone who seeks a sophisticated drinking pleasure for themselves and their friends.
The Home of Baijiu
Maotai Town—The location of Guotai’s state-of-the-art distillery.
In records that go back to 135 BCE, Maotai Town has been recognized as the best source of Baijiu. The ancient Chinese emperors praised it; so did Richard Nixon during his 1972 visit to China. Only in this beautiful mountain river valley do you find the perfect combination of terrain, climate and altitude for producing the authentic, legendary spirit.