Row of Moutai shot glasses in front of a row of Moutai Feitian boxes.

Rising popularity: Asian spirits at auction

Via The Spirit Business While spirits auctions have traditionally been dominated by Scotch, Asian spirits such as baijiu are...

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Kweichow Moutai Feitian products and merchandise next to Shui Jing Fang Wellbay bottles and boxes and a terracotta soldier miniature statue.

Chinese Booze Dominates the Latest Ranking of the World’s Most Valuable Spirits

Via Rob Report In the latest study of the value of spirits brands and how they’ve weathered several years...

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Moutai Feitian bottle splashing into water.

Top 10 most valuable drinks companies 2022

From The Drinks Business We’ve analysed data from Forbes’ list of the 2,000 biggest public companies in the world this...

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Rampur Distillery display with bottles and flyers for Rampur Double Cask, Rampur Asava, Jaisalmer, and Royal Ranthambore whiskey.

If You Haven’t Tasted Indian Whisky Yet, Royal Ranthambore Just Gave One More Reason to Try It

hen most people think “single malt whisky,” Scotland is the first country that comes to mind, and understandably so. But India...

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Bottle of Masahiro Okinawa Gin on a wooden table next to shekwasha fruits and a filled glass with pieces of shekwasha.

Is Japanese gin a new growth trend for the gin category?

Via IWSR More widely known for whisky and the local spirit shochu, Japan is becoming an established gin market...

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Various baijiu boxes and bottles lined up on a reception table.

Baijiu: The Chinese liquor that can become your next favorite

Via Foodsided The Chinese gastronomic heritage is so expansive that it is humanly impossible to experience everything within a...

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Master blender Ken Usami smiling while sitting on a chair and holding a filled glass of whisky.

SB meets… Ken Usami, Shinobu Distillery

(Via The Spirits Business) Master distiller Ken Usami is at the helm of the operation, creating a range of...

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Pappy Van Winkle Distiller Experiments With a Baijiu Whiskey

(Via Bloomberg) Buffalo Trace, in Frankfort, Ky., is known for bottling some of the world’s most sought-after whiskeys such as Pappy Van...

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A full pile of malt cupped in two hands.

Where next for whisky?

(Via The Drink Business) The global market for rare and collectible whisky has exploded in recent years, spearheaded by...

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Nv Er Hong Gui Hua Lin Cang 18 Years being poured into a wine glass next to its box on a restaurant table with Chinese dishes.

Can China’s Other National Drink Make a Comeback?

(Via Sixth Tone) When the autumn winds begin to blow and the nights get cold, it can only mean...

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Bottle of Shinobu Pure Malt Whisky Lightly Peated on a small mound of grass and clover with a stream in the background.

The Best Japanese Whiskies of 2022, for the Best Price

It’s about that time of year where…we start thinking about the next year! The days are dwindling and temperatures...

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Two people clinking their half-full whisky glasses together in front of a bar shelf background.

Will Japanese whisky be eclipsed by Taiwan? The island’s gin and rum also show promise – with...

Back in the Age of Discovery, Ilha Formosa (“beautiful island”) was the name the Portuguese gave to Taiwan. Today...

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