We could smell the Matsu Old Wine from the van as we drove up to the Matsu Distillery which was established in 1956 and moved to its present location in 1970. The island’s sweet-water springs and clean air are said to be the major reasons for its ability to create such a fine rice wine.
Near Nangan’s airport, the distillery has quite a few interesting bottles available.
I’m pretty sure our tour guide and 張大爺 [Uncle Zhang] had conspired to get me drunk during our visit… mission accomplished gentlemen.
Tunnel 88 is a 264-meter tunnel originally used by a tank company. In 1988 it was turned over to the distillery for storage.