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Popular Chinese Liquors Are Being Matured in Living Bamboo Trunks

 - Jun 11, 2019
References: odditycentral
Living bamboo liquor casks are becoming wildly popular with tourists in certain Chinese provinces.

This unique technique allows the liquor to pick up the unique "flavone" aroma that is produced as a liquid in the trunks.
Typically, rice wine or sorghum is injected directly into the bamboo trunk through a high-pressure technique. The bamboo absorbs some of the booze which results in reduced alcohol content. The alcohol isn't the only attraction, as many tourists are interested in learning more about the process. Visitors can watch workers knock on bamboo trunks to look for the flavone liquor.

The liquor can be consumed on the spot, or packaged using the bamboo trunk as a vase. Production of this unique liquor is extremely limited as only a few tens of thousands of liters are produced annually.

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