V.I.P Jiu 8 – The Imperial Baijiu: Britain’s First Premium Craft Baijiu That Mixes Tradition With Innovation.
The story of VI.P. Jiu 8 begins with a wrongly attributed, chipped and cracked wine cup that hid an astonishing secret dating back to imperial China and its longest reigning emperor, Kangxi.
The Kangxi emperor ruled China from 1662 until 1722 and is credited for completing the conquest of China, anchoring the Qing dynasty and ushering in a long period of great prosperity and peace. The Kangxi Emperor was the single most powerful person on earth at the time, ruling over a vast Kingdom and over 100 million subjects.
The journey of V.I.P Jiu 8 starts in Northern England and unfolds across many continents with amazing highs and life threatening lows. An accumulation of events that lead to the re-birth of a 300 year old imperial Chinese liquor that started life within the walls of the forbidden city, once home to the highest imperial echelons of power during the Ming and Qing dynasties.