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Empirical The Plum, I Suppose

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About Empirical The Plum, I Suppose

The Plum, I Suppose is an uncategorized spirit inspired by Lars’ favorite dessert. It dances around the perception of sweetness with the kernel of the plum stone as its foundation. The marzipan-like plum kernels and fragrant marigold petals are macerated separately in our kōji-based spirit before going through a second distillation. Distilled marigold kombucha brings another side of refreshing floral and tannic notes reminiscent of plum skins to reduce the final blend. The spirit juxtaposes ephemerally familiar and novel notes, hence the reference to the Robert Frost poem "The Rose Family".

Tasting Notes for Empirical The Plum, I Suppose

Wrap yourself in the comforting marzipan depth of plum kernels, brightened by the floral notes of marigold.

Suggested Serves

Plum Soda: Enjoy the comfort of Empirical's marzipan-forward The Plum, I Suppose with refreshing and effervescent soda water. Simplicity is key, highlighting the many delicate layers of this special spirit.

  • 1.5 oz The Plum, I Suppose
  • Soda Water
  • Lime zest for garnish
  • Method: Pour The Plum, I Suppose into your highball over ice. Top up with the soda water and gently stir. Garnish with lime zest.

Plumtini: A twist on the classic Martini from Empirical.

  • 1.5 oz The Plum, I Suppose
  • .75 oz Dry Vermouth
  • .25 oz water
  • Dash of Regans Orange Bitters No.6
  • Method: Combine all ingredients. Leave it in the freezer for an hour. Pour in your glass.

Espresso Martini, I Suppose

  • 1.75 oz The Plum, I Suppose 
  • 1.5 oz Orgeat syrup
  • 1 oz Espresso or strong filter coffee
  • .5 oz Coffee liqueur
  • 3 coffee beans for garnish
  • Method: Add all ingredients in your shaker over ice. Hard shake and strain in your Martini or Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with three coffee beans. 

Production Notes

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

Founder Facts

Founded in 2017 by ex-Noma alumni Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, Empirical looks outside existing spirit categories to focus on finding great ingredients and turning them into delicious sense memories, unlike anything you have ever tasted.

They do everything from scratch, build their own machinery, and combine new or forgotten ingredients.

The outcome is something that’s novel, shareable, democratic, and driven by the journey of creating unique and unexpected flavor experiences.

Empirical is free-form. It is limitless. It is non-conformist.

Empirical is uncategorized.

750ml & 32 Proof

Last Updated: 04/09/2024

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