V.I.P Jiu 8 - The Imperial Baijiu

V.I.P Jiu 8 is the UK’s first authentic premium craft baijiu. An absolute connoisseurs’ fantasy of complexity with an impeccable pedigree that unequivocally validates our motto ‘The Imperial Baijiu’.

The V.I.P Jiu 8 recipe was first conceived 300 years ago by one of China’s greatest ever emperors and only now, due to an extraordinary set of circumstances, has the original recipe been painstakingly and authentically recreated.






The resurrection of V.I.P Jiu 8 began on the 2nd of July 2014. A tale that begins with a wrongly attributed, chipped and cracked wine cup that hid an astonishing secret dating back to Imperial China.






A Chinese imperial wine cup with a connection to King Louis XIV of France, a group of five Jesuit priests and China’s longest-reigning emperor, Kangxi, who ruled China from 1662 until 1722.

The Imperial Kangxi Wine Cup - Lot Number 128
Lot Number 128 – Kangxi Imperial Wine Cup.

The Kangxi Emperor was the second emperor of the Qing dynasty, credited with completing the conquest of China and presiding over one of China’s most glorious eras. He was the single most powerful person on earth at the time, ruling over a vast empire and over 100 million subjects.

The journey of V.I.P Jiu 8’s rebirth started in Northern England and has unfolded across multiple continents, with amazing highs and life-threatening lows. It involves a series of events that have led to the re-birth of a 300-year-old imperial Chinese liquor that hails from within the walls of the Forbidden City.

The V.I.P Jiu 8 recipe consists of nine ingredients personally selected by the Kangxi Emperor. The recipe had lain hidden for three hundred years, that is until destiny, luck, fate or whatever you want to call it played a hand.

As the ancient Chinese proverb says, ‘An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet.’

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