Empirical Can 02 (Sour Cherry)
Empirical, from two Noma alums, creates drinks that make use of uncommon ingredients like beet molasses, toasted birch and young pine cones. The distillery describes itself as a “flavor company,” making novel alcoholic magic by macerating fruit, herbs, and botanicals into booze outside traditional categories such as gin, rum, or vodka. Just don't call them cocktails. Can 02 is made using a base of vacuum distilled beet molasses and Belgian saison yeast spirit, with the addition of sour cherries, black currant buds, young pine cones, walnut wood, keemun black tea, and maqaw pepper. Fizzy too. 8% ABV.