We're the team behind the world's first Baijiu bar - the notorious Chinese liquor. AMA!
Baijiu is the most consumed spirit in the world by volume, but it is virtually unknown outside of China!
We opened our bar Capital Spirits last summer in a hutong in Beijing, China, with the idea to bring Baijiu off the dinner table where it is traditionally consumed, and into a Western bar/pub setting. Since then we've been featured in the The Wall Street Journal, Vice, New York Times and other publications.
This August 8th will be the 1st Annual World Baijiu Day - check the website for listings to see if a city near you will be holding tasting events! Baijiu enjoys a thousands-year old history and literary culture, a distinct production process and a range of complex flavors. It is also extremely strong: typically ranging from 50-70% ABV, making it challenging for the uninitiated...but deeply rewarding!
AMA about Baijiu, drinking etiquette in China, how to drink and appreciate Baijiu, nightlife in Beijing, what it's like operating a bar in China, or whatever else you can think of!
EDIT: OK guys we've been up all night and the party has come to an end. Thanks so much for everyone's interest in Baijiu! Don't forget to check out World Baijiu Day this Saturday to see if you can attend a tasting event in a city near you. Ganbei!