According to historical records, by the Tang dynasty, Yanghe Daqu was already well-known.
Yanghe Daqu was well sold across the Huai and Yangtze River areas. Both Yanghe Daqu and Shuanggou Daqu were regularly offered as tributes to the Qing court.
At the Nanyang Expo, Shuanggou Daqu was designated the top international-level liquor, winning the gold medal.
At the Panama World Fair, Yanghe Daqu was designated an international-level liquor, winning the gold medal.
At the Nanyang International Liquor Fair, Yanghe Daqu was designated an international-level liquor.
Yanghe Distillery Co., Ltd. was established.
At the second National Liquor Tasting, Shuanggou Daqu was named the number one high-quality Chinese liquor.
At the third National Liquor Tasting, Yanghe Daqu broke the ranks of the country’s top-eight liquors. Shuanggou was designated a national-level high-quality liquor.
At the fourth National Liquor Tasting, Yanghe Daqu was named champion among all 128 competitors, and was again named a national-level liquor. Shuanggou took a gold prize and was named a national-level liquor.
At the fifth National Liquor Tasting, Yanghe Daqu took the first place in multiple alcohol-content categories, winning three gold medals and one silver medal, and securing the honor of national champion for the third time in a row. Shuanggou Daqu was designated a national-level liquor, winning a gold medal.
At the Federation of Light Industry’s ratings for strongly-aromatic liquors (held once every five years), Yanghe Daqu was awarded the highest score possible, and designated a benchmark liquor.
At the San Diego Trade Fair, Shuanggou was awarded the USA Statue of Liberty Trophy.
With great farsightedness, CEO Zhang Yubo put forth the concept of “mellow liquor”. The company conducted a survey of over 8,000 consumers, and engaged in ceaseless innovation in craftsmanship, spurring vast leaps in quality in the entire industry. The company broke with traditional classifications emphasizing aroma, creating a new type of mellow liquor. At the same year, Yanghe was recognized as a national-level trademark, and Yanghe Daqu gained the protection of being named a national-level place of original production.
Shuanggou was recognized as a national-level trademark.
“Yanghe Spirit Classics” was recognized as a national-level trademark.
Yanghe Limited was officially listed on the Shenzhen stock exchange, becoming the first liquor producer from Jiangsu listed on a domestic SME board.
Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery acquired Jiangsu Shuanggou distillery, forming the Sujiu Group. The company’s sales income passed the ten-billion Yuan mark, reaching 12.7 billion. This made the company the first industrial enterprise in Suqian, and the third producer of spirits in all of China to reach the ten-billion Yuan threshold.
The group successfully made the list of the FT Global 500.
With a brand value of RMB 32 billion, the company was listed 17th in the Hurun Research Institute’s 2012 rankings of Chinese enterprises, ahead of all other Jiangsu brands. In the same month, the Chinese Federation of Light Industry and Chinese Liquor Association designated Suqian a Chinese Capital of Spirits, one of only two in the country.
Yanghe was listed 27th in the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands, with a value of USD 1.97 billion.