CAN 03 opens with citrusy front notes of lemongrass, lemon myrtle and Andaliman pepper. Carob, coffee chaff and golden Yunnan tea provide a warming earthy depth with the fragrant coconut-like fig leaf rounding out this highly refreshing blend.
Inspiration for CAN 03 came during a research trip to Ibiza when Chris and Lars ran into fresh carob, something that child-Lars was forced to eat as a “healthy” alternative, and thus something he later eschewed.
About the Producer:
When Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen set off in creating Empirical in 2017, they were guided by a child-like curiosity about how the world works. This perspective blended with their knack for tinkering, exploration, and continual refinement. The result? A powerful blend that pushes Empirical to be focused on creating the best flavors possible.
Empirical is forever inspired by the role flavor plays in our ability to create and transport experiences.
This process is unequivocally difficult and frustrating sometimes… actually no. It’s difficult all the time. We’ve custom-built machinery, developed hybrid fermentation techniques, augmented low-temperature distillation, and traveled to source the highest-quality ingredients globally. All this because of our maniacal approach to complete our vision.
Many of us have spent a significant amount of blood and sweat working in some of the world’s best kitchens with the hope of pushing the boundaries of how we experience food. The outcome is something that’s democratic and shareable and driven by the journey of creating unique and unexpected flavors.
We’ve told ourselves, we’ll worry about making it pretty later. For now, it’s about writing a playbook, that doesn’t exist, one distillation, one spirit, and one flavor at a time.
If it wasn’t clear, Empirical is a flavor company.