The Plum, I Suppose relies on the balance between two very different components. The kernel inside the plum stones is the foundation of this spirit, lending a marzipan, bitter almond flavor. Distilled marigold kombucha contributes floral and tannic notes somehow reminiscent of plum skins.
Our head of R&D Chris was doing a deep-dive into the idea of what we consider a tea (shaved woods, fresh fig leaves, dried fruits, etc.) things that were teas in the sense that they were dried “herbs”, but not necessarily a typical tea. That’s how we got to marigold: it has a tonic, floral note to it that adds both vibrance and aromatics to the final spirit.
The Plum, I Suppose is an instance where two very different ingredients combine to form a third completely different expression. The name is a reference to the Robert Frost poem, “The Rose Family.” One gets the sense of a delicate umeshu, a slight plum fruit flavor over an undercurrent of bottom notes that are ephemerally familiar. The top notes are what brought us to the name; there is no fruit in the spirit at all.
"We are so happy with our Empirical purchase. The Plum, I Suppose was fabulous - I love the marzipan flavors that you get from something like an Austrian schnapps but this again had something extra special."
- Clovis, Ireland
"Love The Plum, I Suppose. How you manage to get the purity of the fruit married with such a smooth spirit is a wonder. I have been drinking various plum drinks for many years from my grandmothers homemade plum wine, Polish Vodka’s and illegal former Yugoslavian distillations. Yours absolutely leaves them in the shade! Of course."
- Graham, United Kingdom
How to drink The Plum, I Suppose
- The Plum, I Suppose & Citrus Soda
- A Negroni, I Suppose
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