Luzhou Laojiao (Luzhou Old Cellar) is a Chinese liquor distilled from fermented sorghum. It is a baijiu of the "strong aroma" class. It is produced by Luzhou Laojiao Company Limited, which is headquartered in Luzhou, in southern Sichuan, China.
The distillery dates back to 1573, in the Ming dynasty, and it is the oldest continuously producing baijiu distillery in the world.
The company produces a baijiu brand named Guojiao 1573 (国窖 1573, 'National Cellar 1573'), in commemoration of its founding year.
Luzhou Laojiao is a complex, premium baijiu of the "strong aroma" (nóngxiāng) class. It is a strongly alcoholic (more than 50% alcohol), clear liquid with a sharp aroma of fermented peaches.
It is fermented in old cellars (fermentation pits), whose walls are coated with a unique clay composition that gives the spirit its aroma and palate.
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