Empirical Spirits Charlene McGee (500ml)
Notes from the legends @ Empirical:
Charlene McGee is a juniper spirit inspired by the Scandinavian culinary tradition of smoking.
The spirit has base notes of fresh juniper, fruity blackberries, and resinous, fragrant juniper sap that leaves a smooth, smoky finish. Unlike a traditional heavily peated spirit, this is a smoother and lighter flavor experience with smoke. Charlene McGee takes us back to our Scandinavian roots as we apply the traditional culinary smoking technique to juniper berries. Using our core ingredients, barley koji, pilsner malt and Belgian Saison yeast, with cold smoked juniper berries as our botanical we then vacuum distil. We then leave the final product in Oloroso Sherry casks to add a slight woodiness and sweetness to the 40% ABV spirit.