Journal

What is kōji?

What is kōji?

What is kōji? Kōji is a fungus. In fact, a few fungi. The word is Japanese. The Japanese character for kōji means ‘rice flower’, which is exactly what it looks like when it’s growing. Learn more about kōji, what we use it for and how we make it.

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The Making of Empirical Spirits

The Making of Empirical Spirits

We do things our own way. Taking a flavor-first approach means that we don’t pay attention to the conventional categories that traditionalists often want to cast us into. Instead, we focus on finding great ingredients and turning them into experiences.

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A Drink With Tata

A Drink With Tata

Leading up to our Gedulgt x Tata bar swap, we caught up with bar manager Jonas Andersen, and head bartender Harry Bell to get the lowdown on their award-winning approach. 

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A Drink with Gedulgt

A Drink with Gedulgt

Behind the bar at Gedulgt, you’ll find bar chef Mads Schack and sous chef Mattis Molge pushing the boundaries of modern mixology. In anticipation of their bar swap with Tata, we asked them a few questions about how it all came about.

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Charlene McGee Lot Six Edition

Charlene McGee Lot Six Edition

A closer look at Empirical Spirits’ latest blend, Charlene McGee Lot Six Edition, and how it came about.

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