Baijiu is famously the national drink of China. While it is growing in popularity elsewhere, it’s a surprising location that has shown an interest in growing a new baijiu line. The Eimverk Distillery – based in Reykjavik, Iceland – has created two new baijiu brands.
It’s easy to identify these baijiu, as the Eimverk Distillery is not messing around with any confusing monikers. The first, simply named Red Label Baijiu, is the closer of the two to the traditional Chinese liquor. It’s created using mashed barley – all grown in Iceland, naturally – and triple-distilled in pots on a farm. The alcohol volume of this baijiu will be 53%, and the taste is described as barley-centric with grassy overtones and an aftertaste of spice.