Huangjiu

LU SPIRITS

Huangjiu 黄酒

 

Huangjiu is perhaps the best kept secret of the culinary world. It is a fermented drink native to China and the Zhejiang area. It is based on rice with a production craft similar to Japanese sake but its appearance and flavor is more similar to sherry. It is smooth and mellow on the palate with notes of plums and cherries and a beautiful deep bronze color. Huangjiu is China’s most ancient brew which throughout history has been, and still is, loved by royalty, aristocracy, scholars and commoners alike.

 

Huangjiu comes in many forms but is commonly categorized as Yuanhong (dry), Jiafan/Huadiao (semi-dry), Shanniang (semi-sweet) and Xiangxue (sweet). The Jiafan category is hands down the most popular and serve as the ultimate compliment to low-spicy Asian foods, seafood, mushrooms and traditional Scandinavian flavours. It is also a great companion to snacks such as nuts and cold cuts.

Kuaijishan 会稽山

 

Located in Shaoxing, the hometown of huangjiu, the Kuaijishan Shaoxing Wine Co Ltd draws on millennia old brewing traditions to produce the finest huangjiu there is. Utilizing only the finest glutinous rice, water from the revered Mirror Lake and wheat for its ”qu” (the yeast and saccharification agent). Established in 1743 Kuaijishan is now one of the two leading huangjiu brands in China.

 

At present Lu Spirits offer four different huangjiu products from Kuaijishan. All are of the semi-dry ”jiafan” category and have been aged for 5, 8, 12 and 20 years respectively. Huangjiu age well it becoming more refined and more polished with time. The older it is the better it is.

5 years

Aged 5 years

Semi-dry

Tart and fruity

Alcohol 14%

500 ml

 

Systembolaget order nr:

80499

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 years

Aged 8 years

Semi-dry

Light

Alcohol 14%

500 ml

 

Systembolaget order nr:

80560

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 years

Aged 12 years

Semi-dry

Ripe stone fruit

Alcohol 14%

500 ml

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 years

Aged 20 years

Semi-dry

Mellow and refined

Alcohol 14%

500 ml

10 years

Aged 10 years

Semi-dry

Alcohol 14%

1000 ml