AYUUK

Made using the extremely rare Pasilla Mixe chilis grown only by the Mixe people of Oaxaca in Mexico, Ayuuk is our most cherished flavor story. The chilis are macerated in low wine, distilled, blended with spent Pasilla Mixe kombucha, and finished in Oloroso casks for five days. The base of purple wheat and pilsner malt rounds out the chili’s natural earth tones and pleasant spice. Read the full story of Ayuuk here.

43% ABV.
Flavor:
Earthy, dark red fruit, smokey.
Recommended serve:
Over ice, with Ginger Ale and a squeeze of Lemon.
Other suggestions:
Ayuuk Flip

Ayuuk is available to taste in 10cl.

€65,00
  • €65,00
Sale Sold out
Tax included.

  • How to drink Empirical: Ayuuk Flip
    How to drink Empirical: Ayuuk Flip

    How to drink Empirical: Ayuuk Flip

    The main ingredient in this spirit, Pasilla Mixe, is a special, smoke-dried chili grown at 2,700 meters above sea level by the Mixe people — known in their native language as Ayuuk. Once fully ripened, the chilis are partially dried on the plant and finished on wicker racks over gnarled hardwood smoke. The true Pasilla Mixe possesses a twilight, dark red fruitiness and a unique earthiness that reflects the rugged terroir in which it grows.

  • Serves: Ayuuk & Ginger Ale
    Serves: Ayuuk & Ginger Ale

    Serves: Ayuuk & Ginger Ale

    Our new core spirit Ayuuk is based on Pasilla Mixe, a special smoke-dried chili that grows in a cloud forest. For this serve, the chili’s pleasantly spicy, vegetal notes are balanced out with the zesty, bite of ginger.

  • Releases: The Story of Ayuuk
    Releases: The Story of Ayuuk

    Releases: The Story of Ayuuk

    The story behind Ayuuk, our smoke-dried Pasilla Mixe spirit, as told by Lars Williams. The images were taken by Arthur Couvat during a trip to the Sierra Norte mountains in September 2019.

  • “Behind the Spirits”: a short film by Arthur Couvat about Empirical
    “Behind the Spirits”: a short film by Arthur Couvat about Empirical

    “Behind the Spirits”: a short film by Arthur Couvat about Empirical