If there is one thing that can be said about baijiu is that’s a potent beverage. A single shot of the spirit will often be strong enough to leave novice drinkers on their back, meaning that it’s probably best avoided for anybody keen to recall the entirety of their evening.
Clearly, simple intoxication wasn’t cutting it for some drinkers though. The Food Safety Bureau in baijiu’s native China has revealed that ground Viagra has been located in the baijiu produced at over fifty distilleries. If that doesn’t convince you that it’s time to give baijiu a shot, we’re not sure what will.
It all stems from the presence of powdered Sildenafil in the spirit. This drug actually started life as a treatment for hypertension. As history tells us, however, a curious side effect involving the prevention of erectile dysfunction caught the world’s attention. Viagra was thus born, and for reasons best known to themselves, baijiu distillers have begun sprinkling it into their booze.