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  1. #11
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    Re: Chinese firewater

    It's a pleasure to find myself in such refined company.

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    Re: Chinese firewater

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Gotta be better than licking cat's @$$...
    I wouldn't bet on that.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Chinese firewater

    I tasted some Chinese liquor when visiting Beijing. It was the equivalent of $1.50 for a fifth (for comparison, a can of Guiness was $.25 I think). Smelled like acetone. Tasted awful, one sip led to an immediate headache. We entertained ourselves by pouring it in the toilet bowl (yes, it was a very Western hotel) and lighting it on fire. It left a sooty, oily sheen on the water and smelled like a chemical plant fire.

    I wouldn't recommend it for drinking but it might make for a good accelerant.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: Chinese firewater

    Ye Gods, those folks must be hard up for something decent to drink.

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    Re: Chinese firewater

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    I tasted some Chinese liquor when visiting Beijing. It was the equivalent of $1.50 for a fifth (for comparison, a can of Guiness was $.25 I think). Smelled like acetone. Tasted awful, one sip led to an immediate headache. We entertained ourselves by pouring it in the toilet bowl (yes, it was a very Western hotel) and lighting it on fire. It left a sooty, oily sheen on the water and smelled like a chemical plant fire.

    I wouldn't recommend it for drinking but it might make for a good accelerant.
    Well that settles it. I have been looking for a new solvent for cleaning my guns.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Chinese firewater

    It is horrid stuff
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    Re: Chinese firewater

    I've had decent Baiju (can't say as any has been especially good), bad baiju and horrid baiju. I thought this post from a couple of days was interesting in that Baiju producers are looking to go global and that Baiju is now the most consumed spirit in the world. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3351491.html Additionally Diageo is in the Baiju business so look for it on shelves near you soon. http://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/20...g-fang-baijiu/ - notice the price point for 500ml bottle, almost 100 pounds! Ill sacrifice and let someone buy those bottles.

 

 

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