Kweichow Moutai 50 years/2017 Precious



Crafted from organic sticky sorghum, this aged Moutai uses a base spirit that has been matured for at least 50 years in ceramic pots. That is then blended with older Moutai chosen by the master blenders, who look for the finest fragrance, flavour profile and mouth feel. Flying Fairy may be more famous, but when you need the ultimate Baijiu, that’s when you reach for the 50 year old Kweichow Moutai. Part of the Treasure series, first launched in 1986, noticeable due to the word ‘Precious’ printed on label and box. Batch 2017-002, bottled May 16, 2018, serial number #AB03227.

Available in back-order, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery


In China, Moutai (or Maotai) is known as ‘the national liquor’. It is made from a grain called red sorghum at Kweichow Moutai Co, Ltd, the country’s most famous baijiu (Chinese spirits) distillery. Maotai is served at all Chinese state banquets and often presented as a diplomatic gift.

Moutai is produced in Maotai Town, which is located within Guizhou (Kweichou) Province. Like champagne, only the baijiu  produced in Maotai Town can be called Maotai, and more specifically only the baijiu  produced by Kweichow Moutai Co, Ltd. Other Maotai is called Maotai Town baijiu. Exactly when the first formal liquor production sites in the town of Maotai were established is not known, but one source dates a distilling workshop to 1599 during the Ming dynasty.

In the early 1950s, local government merged Chengyi, Ronghe and Hengxing to establish the state-run Moutai Distillery. Since then, it has undergone multiple expansions.

Today, the share price of Kweichow Moutai Co, Ltd continues to rise. According to a report by Fortune, ‘Maotai baijiu’s fiery flavour and potential to appreciate in price is driving blistering demand. That in turn has pushed its market value to more than $145 billion, well past British whisky giant Diageo Plc.’

Additional information

Weight 2 kg



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