Neat rows of pots storing baijiu with distillery workers holding a demonstration at a table with several glass jugs and shot glasses in the middle. The photo is mostly grayscale, except for the red seals on top of the jars in the middle.
October 16, 2015

Baijiu, a potent Chinese spirit with a notoriously hard-to-like taste, has been called everything from “liquid razorblades” to “the sweat of Satan.”

Now, the clear, powerful (up to 120 proof) sip that has a kind of licorice-meets-soy-sauce flavor even fans admit isn’t for everyone, is the new darling of the New York cocktail scene.

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