Empirical Spirits "Helena"

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Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, who both worked at the widely acclaimed restaurant Noma, founded Empirical Spirits in Denmark in 2017. They say, “We’re inspired by the Empirical method: the belief that knowledge is gained from experiences; gathered using the senses. Focusing on flavor and detail, our company blends low temperature distillation techniques, fermentation, and unique, high-quality ingredients sourced carefully by hand all over the world to create spirits through the eyes of a chef.” They distill under vacuum, allowing them to capture and preserve the finer notes of the ingredients used. All of their spirits are double fermented as well to add depth and complexity. The “Helena” is a clear koji spirit made from barley, koji, Pilsner malt, and Belgian Saison yeast, blending Eastern and Western fermentation methods to create a smooth base spirit with subtle nutty aromas and a delicate sweet barley character. The koji adds a touch of sweetness, umami, and floral notes.

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