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What makes Moutai

By NewsChina Updated Dec.28

Workers spread sorghum as it is prepared for the first fermentation

Workers at a distillery prepare sorghum for fermentation

Liquor is kept in wine jars in a distillery

Locals take a boat across the Chishui River

Tourists watch a fountain performance on the Chishui River, the main water source for the locally made liquor of Maotai town

A store in Maotai Town selling locally-made liquor

Locals chat on the bridge over the Chishui River

Bottles of premium quality Maotai liquor in storage

A man looks across Maotai and the meandering Chishui River