This is the first in a series of posts that lists baijiu brands, with a screen shot, brief description and homepage link for each. All entries will be compiled on this page. I’ll post eight to ten brands per post to keep things manageable and will start with some used during last Saturday’s World Baijiu Day. (If you spot any mistakes, please let me know at: spirit (at) worldbaijiuday.com.)
byejoe in Houston imports its spirit from Sichuan, filters it in South Carolina and then packages and sells it in the U.S. market. The portfolio includes one straight baijiu and two infusions. More here.
Confucius Wisdom is based in Washington and imports a baijiu from China for branding in the United States. It is widely available in the local area. More here.
Jiangxianghe is based in Wuhu in Anhui Province. Founded in 1997, it has more than a dozen products. More here.
Moutai / 茅台 in Guizhou is China’s most famous baijiu brand. The focus is sauce aroma baijiu and the company has numerous overseas distributors and showrooms, including in Sydney and Paris. More here.
Shuijingfang / 水井坊 in Sichuan is produced by SwellFun with investment from global drinks giant Diageo. The operation makes strong aroma baijiu and is said to be over 600 years old. More here.
Taizi / 太紫 in Christchurch makes its light aroma baijiu just south of the city. All ingredients are sourced from New Zealand and Australia. More here.
Vinn in Portland is family-owned distillery that makes baijiu using ingredients from the United States. This company also makes vodka and whiskey. More here.
Wuling / 武陵 is made in Sichuan and owned by Lenovo. The company produces sauce aroma baijiu and is positioning itself as a less expensive alternative to Moutai. More here.