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 unlikely competitor for the world’s biggest baijiu company is an antiques dealer from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.
Irv Graham made headlines when he found an ancient recipe for baijiu, China’s national drink, hidden inside the case of a cracked imperial wine cup that he had bought at auction for £300.
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 few years later Graham embarked on an epic journey across Russia and China on the Trans-Siberian railway, keen to discover more about baijiu and its importance in Chinese culture.
Discover the complete chronicles of Irv Graham’s extraordinary expeditions in China and the captivating tale of V.I.P Jiu 8 Baijiu – The Full Story