The Matsu Islands' Distinctive Kaoliang Liquor

  • 07 July, 2018
  • jvantrieste
Curious John

There’s something brewing in Matsu Islands. There’s been something brewing there for many decades now- a liquor called kaoliang. For a long time, this distinctive liquor was a local secret. But the Matsu Islands are now firmly linked to this liquor in the Taiwanese imagination. There is even a plan underway to introduce it to a broader audience. Here this week to discuss Matsu’s kaoliang liquor is Liu Chiu-ming, CEO of the islands’ local brewer, the Matsu Liquor Factory Industry Co., Ltd.