2020-9-14 ┃ a whisky pairing research by enthusiasts from 13 provinces in China (8 different cuisine regions) ┃ 32 experienced independent gourmet-whisky lovers participated ┃ native palate,local perspective

2022-03-18 11:04

The article is quoted from SingleMaltExchange  2020-9-14 






“In the past 40 years, the so-called Food Pairing Theory development in China has been fully driven by imported liquor-brand owners/dominators. However, such brand-driven food paring theory do has considerable distance from the actual dining experience in Chinese people's daily life.

Therefore, as being a whisky lover since my college days, I now decided to invite another 31 gourmet-whisky lovers from 13 provinces (including 8 different regions/cuisines) to run local studies on the underlying theory toward flavor-structure matching for Whisky Pairing with different Chinese cuisines.

We hope that the native Chinese palate could lead us to explore a more suitable way of whisky pairing for Chinese people in different regions that are based on local cuisine's taste approach.

This one and a half years of in-depth discussion and cuisine-whisky-tasting practice will be effectively combined with the empirical theory of whisky characteristics, cask types, and cask-finished evolution. At the end of this consumer-driven study, we will select a representative city in China to share the group viewing toward its interesting research subject. ”

--Dr. Wang Kankan




Research Leader 
Dr. Wang Kankan

  • Whisky,  Wine, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Principal researcher and Project definer
  • Ph.D. - University of Edinburgh





32 independent gourmet-whisky lovers from Greater China Area
HNWI whisky tasting enthusiasts





#01 South China · Guangzhou
Prefer Cantonese cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine, and Fujian Cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Cai Yupeng

  • Whisky, Cognac, Champagne, Chinese Baijiu connoisseur
  • Experienced whisky collector
  • Single-cask scotch enthusiast




#02 South China·Shantou
Prefer Cantonese cuisine and Chaoshan cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Chen Jinlian

  • Whisky, Cognac, Chinese Baijiu lover
  • Experienced whisky collector
  • President - Shantou Huolong Logistic LTD.




#03 South China · Dongguan
Prefer Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. He Zhenliang

  • Whisky, Cognac, Wine, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Single-Cask scotch collector
  • GM - Huan Cheng Trading LTD.


#04 South China · Guangzhou ( Shanghai )
Prefer Zhejiang cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine, and Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Liang Jing

  • Whisky, Cognac, Wine, Champagne enthusiast
  • Managing Director - Single Malt Whisky Society (China)




#05 South China · Guangzhou ( Fujian )
Prefer Cantonese cuisine and Fujian Cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Shen Wei

  • Whisky, Cognac, Armagnac, Champagne, Wine, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Superior Single-Cask-Scotch consulting experience
  • Keeper of the Quaich




#06 North China · Beijing
Prefer Shandong cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine, and Anhui cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Wang Hanyu

  • Whisky, Wine, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Managing partner - INSIDECO & Torigin architectural design LTD.




#07 North China · Beijing
Prefer Shandong cuisine and Sichuan cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Hao Shuai  

  • Whisky, Classic Cocktail, Craft Beer, and Pour-Coffee enthusiast
  • BJCP certified beer magistrate
  • Judges of CCBA craft beer competition
  • CQI coffee quality society appraiser




#08 North China · Beijing
Prefer Hunan cuisine and Shandong cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Zheng Yun

  • Whisky, Wine, Champagne enthusiast 
  • Co-Founder -  “ Mr. Ken accompanies you for a drink ”




#09 North China · Beijing
Prefer Shandong cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine, and Zhejiang cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Chen Xiao

  • Whisky, Wine, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast 
  • Founder -  “ Mr. Ken accompanies you for a drink ”




#10 Southwest China·Chengdu
Prefer Sichuan cuisine, Hunan cuisine, and Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Wei Li

  • Whisky, Cognac, Wine, Champagne, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Founder - Jingjie / Shengtang / Yinshi  F&B Groups



#11 Southwest China· Mount Emei
Prefer Sichuan cuisine, Hunan cuisine, and Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Xu Ke

  • Whisky, Cognac, Wine, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Single-Cask scotch collector
  • Founder - Zhen Tai Trading LTD.



#12 Southwest China·Chengdu
Prefer Sichuan cuisine and Shandong cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Mona

  • Whisky, Wine, Classic cocktail, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Managing Director - Cui Fang Taskooli, Chengdu




#13 Southwest China·Chengdu
Prefer Sichuan cuisine and Hunan cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Lv Yongqiang

  • Whisky, Cognac, Wine, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Single-Cask scotch collector




#14 Southwest China·Chengdu
Prefer Sichuan cuisine, Hunan cuisine, and Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Malina

  • Whisky, Wine, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Founder -  Xie Hou Wei Jia  Trading LTD.




#15 Southwest China·Chengdu
Prefer Sichuan cuisine, Hunan cuisine, and Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Wen Chuan

  • Whisky, Classic cocktail, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Founder - Chengdu Whisky Festival, CUI FANG F&B Group




#16 Southwest China·Chengdu
Prefer Sichuan cuisine, Hunan cuisine, and Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Wu Qing

  • Whisky, Cognac, Wine, Champagne, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast 
  • Founder -  Yue Ji Hui gourmet-wine Club, Chengdu




#17 Southwest China· Chongqing ( Beijing )
Prefer Sichuan cuisine, Cantonese cuisine, and Shandong cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Kang Xiucheng

  • Whisky, Cognac, Wine, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Founder -  Juncheng Technology LTD., Beijing




#18 Zhejiang·Ninbo
Prefer Zhejiang cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine, and Anhui cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Chen Jun

  • Whisky, Cognac, Wine, Champagne, Classic Cocktail, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Founder - Constellation Bar Group, Ningbo




#19 Shandong·Qingdao
Prefer Sichuan cuisine, Shandong cuisine, and Zhejiang cuisine

Research leader and project definer
Mr. Wang Kan Kan

  • Whisky, Cognac, Armagnac, Champagne, Wine, Chinese Tea, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Ph.D. - University of Edinburgh




#20 Fujian· Xiamen
Prefer Fujian Cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Guo yuan yan

  • Whisky, Wine, Classic cocktail enthusiast
  • Founder - Jolly Roger, Seven House F&B Groups


#21 Jiangsu·Suzhou
Prefer Shandong cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine, Zhejiang cuisine, and Anhui cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Wang Kailai

  • Whisky, Wine enthusiast
  • Single-Cask scotch lover
  • Founding Partner -  Fenglu Equestrian Club




#22 Jiangsu·Suzhou
Prefer Zhejiang cuisine and Huaiyang cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Qin long

  • Whisky, Wine, Champagne,  Classic Cocktail enthusiast
  • Founder - Mr. Bartender Cocktail & Whisky Bar Group




#23 Zhejiang·Hangzhou
Prefer Zhejiang cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine, and Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Shi Yayun

  • Whisky, Wine, Classic cocktail, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Founder - Mumbai cultural creativity Co., LTD.




#24 Jiangsu·Nanjing
Prefer Huaiyang cuisine and Anhui cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Wang Hao

  • Whisky, Champagne, Wine, Classic Cocktail enthusiast
  • Founder - Ting Tang, The Bottle, Spirits Dealer Groups




#25 East China · Shanghai
Prefer Huaiyang cuisine, Zhejiang cuisine, and Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Zhang Haiping

  • Whisky, Cognac, Wine, Chinese Baijiu enthusiast
  • Experienced Single-Cask scotch collector
  • Founder - Chengxiang Trading LTD,  Shanghai




#26 East China · Shanghai
PreferZhejiang cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine, Shandong cuisine, and Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Wu Hansong

  • Whisky, Cognac, Wine enthusiast
  • Experienced Whisky collector 




#27 East China · Shanghai
Prefer Zhejiang cuisine, Huaiyang cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, and Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Jin Zhonglei

  • Whisky, Wine, Champagne, Classic Cocktail expert/enthusiast
  • Keeper of the Quaich
  • Founder - The Constellation Bar Group




#28 East China · Shanghai
Prefer Zhejiang cuisine and Huaiyang cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Jian Qiang Fei

  • Whisky, Wine, Classic Cocktail enthusiast
  • Founder - The Mingo Bar Group


#29 Hunan·Changsha
Prefer Hunan cuisine and Sichuan cuisine

Associate Researcher
Ms. Tian Bao

  • Whisky, Chinese Baijiu, Classic Cocktail enthusiast
  • Founder - "WE" F&B Group, Changsha




#30 Inner Mongolia·Baotou
Prefer Shandong cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, and Japanese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Yu Da meng

  • Whisky, Wine, SAKE, Chinese Baijiu, Classic cocktail enthusiast
  • Founder - Blues, BAKUHU F&B Groups




#31 Shaanxi·Xi’an
Prefer Shandong cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, and Cantonese cuisine

Associate Researcher
Mr. Luo Xin

  • Whisky, Chinese Baijiu, Wine enthusiast
  • Ph.D. - University of Edinburgh
  • Blind tasting champion - Whisky tasting club of University of Edinburgh
  • Associate Professor - National Shaanxi Normal University




#32 Greater China Area
Prefer Sichuan cuisine, Japanese cuisine, Cantonese cuisine, and Huaiyang cuisine

Associate researcher and project consultant
Mr. Lu Ching Sheng  

  • Whisky, Chinese Yellow Wine, Wine, Cognac, Chinese Baijiu, Classic Cocktail, Craft Beer enthusiast
  • Single-Cask whisky sampling evaluation master
  • Keeper of the Quaich






Dr. Wang Kankan will lead above listed independent gourmet-whisky lovers from 13 different provinces/regions across China to devote themselves to this meaningful study through Chinese palate and cuisine preference within the next one and a half years. 

During this period, Dr. Wang will also progress the related whisky paring discussion through underlying academic study structure and will choose an appropriate time for phased disclosure internally.