HELENA

Helena is a double fermented clear koji spirit. Made from barley koji, pilsner malt, and Belgian Saison yeast, this product blends Eastern and Western fermentation methods to create a smooth base spirit with subtle nutty aromas and a delicate sweet barley character. Koji provides a signature flavor profile that yields a sweet, umami, and floral note.

Helena is also available in 10cl.

Notes
Bright, clean, floral.

Serve 
With iced green tea and lemon verbena as a garnish.

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  • Research: What is kōji?
    Research: What is kōji?

    Research: 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—a landscape of white, fluffy, tiny flowers blooming from the surface of the grains.

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    The Making of Empirical

    The Making of Empirical

    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.

  • Serves: Helena & Green Tea
    Serves: Helena & Green Tea

    Serves: Helena & Green Tea

    Helena is our base product: a double fermented clear koji spirit. The spirit combines a base flavor of sweet, floral notes from koji nuttiness and toasted bread notes from barley that give way to a bright, crisp umami finish. It is the foundation upon which all of our other spirits are built.

  • “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