The world’s gateway to Baijiu

Just as Hong Kong is a gateway to China, HKB is a gateway to baijiu. Brand creator and owner Charles Lanthier is a Frenchman who lived in China for several years. While there, Charles was exposed to baijiu for the first time, and was amazed that the biggest spirit category in the world was not known to Western consumers. Charles quit his international management career to find a baijiu distiller whose blend would appeal to Western palates, and after visiting more than 15 properties, hit upon a small producer in Sichuan province. The result is HKB, a highly mixable, modern baijiu created for daring mixology. Excellent in modern or classic cocktails, HKB is being embraced by leading mixologists in New York, Los Angeles, Rome, Paris, and London.

Dave Wondrich, the world’s foremost expert on the history of the American cocktail, also the writer for “Saveur” and “The Malt Advocate”, recommended HKB is great in Bloody Mary and baijiu Old Fashioned.

Silver Medal Winner of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015.


ALCOHOL: 43% By Vol.

SIZES: 750ml


  • Created as an entry point, to help Westerners develop a love for baijiu
  • Produced in small batches in Sichuan province
  • Aged up to 2 years before blending in China
  • A highly mixable, modern baijiu
  • Aligned with the U.S.’ most established baijiu importer, CNS Imports, as well as Private Cask Imports, which is leading the charge to introduce baijiu to mainstream U.S. consumers Delicate nose with notes of red fruits, green apple, and sweet meadow grasses