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China’s Official Brandy Tester Grows Nose For The Job

nose-brandy-drinkerLIU Ge is an official brandy taster in Beijing. Liu Ge has been the official brandy tester for 52 years. And this is what his nose looks like.

Imagine the size of the brandy balloon needed to accommodate Mr Ge’s nose and the drink, with its liquid paraffin, muddy water and anti-freeze notes.

Mr Ge drinks two litres of brandy a day from a huge goldfish bowl. He is not so much a taster as he is self-pickler. Says he:

“Drinking alcohol has been just like drinking water to me. I had to drink sometimes two litres a day just to test the quality.”

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Posted: 12th, November 2009 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)