Empirical Spirits ES x Scout
The bottled cocktail is made in collaboration with Scout Sydney – an outpost of current 28th-best bar in the world, Scout London.
The base of this cocktail is Empirical's The Plum, I Suppose – a spirit infused with plum stone for an almond-like flavour. “I instantly fell in love with The Plum, I Suppose and had a lot of fun playing around with the versatile spirit,” Whiley said in a statement. “I clarified some ‘ugly’ plums, made a pickle strawberry shrub with passionfruit, lemon and cinnamon and made a salted caramel utilising the brine that’s usually thrown out.”
Empirical Spirits was founded in 2017 by Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, who bonded while tinkering with ferments and distillations at Noma's Nordic Food Lab in Copenhagen. Empirical Spirits doesn't produce whisky, vodka, gin, rum, tequila or any other recognisable type of spirit. The founders are inventing entirely new things.