Also known as shaojiu, is a category of at least a dozen Chinese liquors made from grain. Báijiǔ literally means "white (clear) alcohol" or liquor. It is usually distilled from fermented sorghum, although other grains may be used. Because of its clarity, baijiu can appear similar to several other East Asian liquors, but it often has a significantly higher alcohol content than, for example, Japanese shōchū (25%) or Korean soju (20–45%). It is the most widely consumed spirit (alcohol) in the world, with 5 billion litres sold in 2016.