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Distillation and Distilleries in Mongol Yuan China

  title={Distillation and Distilleries in Mongol Yuan China},
  author={A. Schottenhammer},
It is well known that alcohol played a major role among the early Mongols. The drinking of simple kumiss , for example, was part and parcel of the Mongols’ every-day-life. As to the origins of distilled liquors in China, there exists much controversy. Against this background, it is important to emphasize that in the old world distilling had multiple inventions and developed in Egypt, India and China with differing technologies more or less independently. Distillation technologies spread rapidly… Expand