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Copenhagen, Denmark

41% ABV

Helena is a double fermented clear koji spirit. It pushes the boundaries of traditional spirits, and is the foundation upon which all of Empirical’s other spirits are built.

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What's in it

  • Malted Barley
  • Pilsner Malt

Recommended Pour

Helena & Green Tea

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Tasting Notes

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  • Bright
  • Clean
  • Floral

When you smell Helena, it will have a clean, bright aroma with floral notes coming from the koji nuttiness.

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  • Sweet
  • Nutty
  • Umami

When you taste Helena, you’ll be met with a delicate sweet flavour at the base. The toasted bread notes from the barley will start to come through ending with a bright, crisp umami finish.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

The Mother Spirit

East meets West

The Brains Behind It

Experimental Practitioners

After meeting as colleagues at the world famous restaurant NOMA, Mark Emil - an anthropology grad from Oxford and Lars - a long-time chef came together, united by their ideas around food and flavour. They created Empirical to push their ideas beyond the kitchen and make them accessible across the world. They combine an experimental approach with years of practical experience to create unique flavours that incorporate a wide variety of ingredients and techniques.

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