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Spirits Standoff: Chinese Spirits and Cheese @ Murray's Cheese

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Murray's Cheese Shop

254 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10014

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Come to Murray's for a truly one-of-a-kind baijiu spirits and cheese pairing class! Baijiu, pronounced bye-j’yo, meaning ‘white spirits’ in Mandarin, is a category that encompasses all traditional Chinese grain spirits. Production techniques differ significantly by region and style, and different styles of baijiu can be as distinct as whiskey is to tequila. Baijiu and Western spirits are fundamentally different alcohols with respect to their production, ingredients, and taste. The unique aromas and flavors of baijiu ranging from light hints of vanilla to tropical fruits to bold earthy umami will most likely make for an extraordinary cheese pairing experience! The class will feature cheese pairings with four major baijiu styles (Rice, Light, Strong, Sauce) and a special Ming River Sichuan baijiu cocktail.

Ming River is the original Sichuan baijiu. Crafted by Luzhou Laojiao, China’s oldest continuously operating distillery since 1573, it uses time honored traditional methods passed from master to apprentice over 24 generations. Each batch starts with locally harvested red sorghum grain and the purest waters from protected wells. It is fermented in earthen pits with naturally harvested yeast cultures native to the lush river town of Luzhou that impart the distinctive terroir of Sichuan style baijiu. After two months the mash is unearthed and distilled in small batches using a traditional Chinese pot still. The spirits age for up to two years before a master blender balances them into Ming River’s distinctive flavor. The result is an uncompromisingly bold spirit with notes of pineapple and anise followed by a long mellow finish. Double Gold winner of the 2018 NY World Wine & Spirits competition.

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