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.


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.