Empirical Symphony 6

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About Empirical Symphony 6

Symphony 6 is a moment in an eternal summer; a point where light and dark, day and night meet, when ephemeral and timeless come together.

The aromatic power of leaves, often overlooked, has always been an object of fascination at Empirical; one they fully explored in crafting Symphony 6. It plays with the fragrant flavor profiles of mandarin, lemon, coffee, black currant and fig leaves elevated by deep notes of ambrette seeds and vetiver roots.

For a fleeting summer night to remember.

Tasting Notes for Empirical Symphony 6

On the palate, the fragrant black currant bud aromas lead the way, followed by the refreshing citrus acidity. The green fruity fig leaves are then expressed, succeeded by the leathery muskiness of coffee leaves and ambrette seeds to finish on the length of the vetiver roots.

Suggested Serves

  • Symphony 6 Spritz
  • Negroni Symphony 6
  • Tonic Cosmo

Production Notes

Only natural ingredients. Everything made from scratch. No sugar added. Uncategorized.

The journey started with mandarin and lemon leaves imparting a refreshing bright acidity and light fruity notes. To create contrast, coffee leaves brought darker tones and leathery length. The combination resulted in an elegant base to work from; it was the start of a conversation and interplay between light and dark notes. It needed some more flesh to create a full narrative arc, a melody telling the story of Symphony 6. Fig leaves then came into play; green and earthy flavors evoking the cooling sensation of finding shade after a sun-drenched day. The team looked further into the world of perfumery to bring up high notes of black currant buds with biting, green, sulfurous and liqueur-like layers. Ambrette seeds and vetiver roots highlight the darker tones of coffee leaves revealing distinct musky and warm characters. The maceration and blending of Symphony 6 come in several movements to allow each botanical to shine. The fresh lemon and mandarin leaves are macerated separately, then blended to be distilled together. The coffee leaves come in treated like tea through a bruising, oxidizing and drying process. They are macerated and distilled before being combined with the citrus cuts to create our flavor canvas. Black currant buds, fig leaves, ambrette seeds and vetiver roots are macerated and distilled separately to then be added to the base. The final blend is once again macerated with coffee leaves to finish off. Color, reminiscent of that perfect twilight moment, is added through carmine. 

Founder Facts

Empirical Spirits calls itself a flavor company. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the small distillery was founded by Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen. Williams formerly headed up The Nordic Food Lab, the experimental food research arm of Noma chef René Redzepi. 

Building on an endless drive to experiment and discover, the team at Empirical is exploring new drink territory, using only natural ingredients, creating everything from scratch and innovating entirely new beverage categories.

750ml & 80 Proof

Last Updated: 02/17/2024

General Characteristics:

Main Ingredient: Dried tea leaves
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

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  • Frederik A.
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range 45 - 54
    I'm More Into: Cocktails AND Sipping
    My Spirit of Choice (if forced to choose!) Whiskey, Scotch, Aperitifs
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Upgraded my G&T with this

    I know this is thought of as a gin, but its a bit more complex, both with zest and lemon leaves and a darker, leathery hint of coffee leaves. I had it over ice with mediterranean tonic (I wouldn't recommend normal tonic), it requires some power in the tonic to straddle the complexity of the spirit. Also great with orange juice and ice+wedge of orange.

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