Rice baijiu

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Rice baijiu (Chinese: 白酒; pinyin: mǐ báijiǔ), also known as rice-fragrance baijiu (白酒), is a variety of Chinese baijiu. Unlike other types of baijiu, it is distilled mainly from rice rather than from sorghum or other grains. It has a characteristic rice fragrance.

One famous brand of rice baijiu is called Sanhuajiu (三花酒; literally "three flower liquor"), which is produced in Guilin, China.

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The name "rice fragrance baijiu" may mislead the drinker, who may regard it as simply ordinary baijiu flavoured by rice. In fact, this kind of distilled beverage differs from sorghum-based baijiu in that its main ingredient is rice.

"Mibaijiu" is also the name of a type of fermented Chinese rice wine produced in the Jiangsu province.[1]

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  1. ^ "米白酒厂卫生学调查前后 -作者:吴伟,李伟彬" (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.