A UK beer producer has won orders to ship 12,000 of its bottled beer infused with baijiu to Hong Kong and Shanghai. The baijiu beer company brews real ale combined with China’s favorite tipple baijiu.
The company will ship its first order in January after securing the order with support of both the DIT and The Craft Beer Alliance who have also helped other UK brewers break into the Chinese market.
Chinese collectors of vintage baijiu will pay a premium for rare vintage bottles of China’s national drink baijiu. Even though this bottle fetched $300,000 there were many collectors who thought it would have fetched a lot more considering a bottle of baijiu produced in 1935 recently sold for US$1.6 million, making it the most expensive bottle of baijiu ever sold in China.