Empirical Spirits Ayuuk 43% 50cl
Empirical Spirits Ayuuk 43% 50cl


Empirical Spirits Ayuuk 43% 50cl

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    Lots of distilleries and drink brands nowadays harp on about 'breaking the rules' and 'thinking outside the box' - when in fact they do pretty much the same thing as everyone else and it's all just a load of marketing bullshit.

    But that's definitely not the case with Empirical Spirits. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Empirical apply pulitple processes and techniques to produces spirits that are nigh on impossible to categorise, concentrating purely on flavour characteristics as opposed to traditional methods.

    'Ayuuk' uses pilsner malt and purple wheat that has been fermented with bricks of koji (a type of fungus, as opposed to yeast) as a base spirit. Pasilla Mixe chillis - which are only found in Oaxaca, Mexico - are charred to provide a smoky flavour, before infusing in the low wines before redistilling. Spent Pasilla Mixe is made into a kombucha (essentially a tea) before blending with the redistilled spirit, and then the whole batch is rested in ex-Oloroso Sherry casks for 5 days to impart warmth and colour.

    The end result is a gently smoky spirit with some fruity sweetness. The closest equivalent I can think of in terms of flavour profile is a Reposado/Anejo Mezcal - but even then this doesn't have the earthiness that Mezcal can provide. It's most unusual but utterly delicious, and I urge you to try it!

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