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It’s time YOU tried Baijiu! Chinese spirit tipped to go stratospheric in the UK in 2019.

It’s time YOU tried Baijiu! Chinese spirit tipped to go stratospheric in the UK in 2019.

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Mulled wine has long been Brits’ festive tipple of choice, but there’s a new contender on the drinks scene – and it’s not for the faint-hearted.

High-proof Chinese spirit baijiu – which has a ‘polarising’ savoury flavour – has been tipped to take the UK by storm according to industry experts.

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) who have announced the key drinks trends of the year, and baijiu is near the top of the list.

Brits may be surprised to hear that baijiu, a pungent spirit made from fermented sorghum grain, is in fact the world’s biggest-selling alcoholic drink.

Making up 99.6 per cent of the Chinese spirits market the potent, high-alcohol white spirit has been rocketing in quality in recent years and the IWSC’s medal tally has shown a corresponding rise.

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