Kowloon Jewel Baijiu Cocktail

The Chinese Dragon In Mythology

In China Dragons are not the fire-breathing monsters of the west. The Chinese dragon is capricious, powerful, but good natured. An animal with a strong yang (male- sun- light) as such it has connotations with the number nine, 3 is yang so therefore 3×3 is powerful yang, so nine dragons are a well disposed omen.

Kowloon, a part of Hong Kong means nine dragons in Cantonese.

There is an impressive imperial nine dragon wall of glazed tiles at both the summer palace and the forbidden city at Beijing.

According to tradition the dragon is considered the the chief of all scaled creatures, while birds are represented by the phoenix, animals by the unicorn and all shelled creatures by the tortoise.

The dragon is second to humans in the hierarchy of animals, it has a sinuous body covered with scales, four legs and two horns. It is said to be made of nine different creatures, Deer’s horns, camels head, rabbits eyes, cows ears, snake neck, frogs belly, carps scales, hawks talons and tiger palms. There are 81 (9×9) scales along its spine. A dragons face has whiskers and a beard. The dragon is the lord of nature, commanding mountains, sky, sea (lakes and rivers) and the land. The heaven dragon rules the sky, spirit dragon rules the rain, earth dragon rules springs and streams and the treasure dragon guards buried treasures.

Kowloon Jewel Baijiu Cocktail

50ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
1 dash of Tabasco sauce
100ml of Mango juice
1 ice cube

Put a dash of Tabasco into a tumbler, swirl around, add an ice cube, V.I.P Jiu 8 and mango juice, stir and enjoy.

Lot Number 128V.I.P Jiu 8 - The Full Story

The story of V.I.P Jiu 8 begins on the 2nd of July 2014. It is a tale that begins with a wrongly attributed, chipped and cracked wine cup that hid an astonishing secret dating back to imperial China, a secret connected to its longest-reigning emperor, Kangxi, who ruled China from 1662 until 1722.

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 starts in Northern England and unfolds 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 has lain hidden for three hundred years. It is unique in the fact that it is an ancient recipe that is brand-new to the market and does not copy or taste like any other spirit. It is historically, enjoyably and restoratively imperial.

Read more: V.I.P Jiu 8 THE FULL STORY