Empirical (Flavour and spirit company, Refshaleøen)




WEBSITE: https://www.empirical.co/ere | ADDRESS: Refshalevej 175 B, 1432 København| OPENING HOURS: Thursday to Saturday 12-19 & Sunday 12-17 | EXPECTED PRICE: 150-250 DKK | ACCESS VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT: bus 2A| EXPECTED DURATION: 1-2 hours | SUITABLE FOR GROUPS: yes | WEATHER: Not dependent| COVID-19 FRIENDLY: Yes



One of the most unique and flavorful experiences someone could possibly find in Copenhagen is located on the Refshaleøen area and it was created by Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen back in 2017. Today, Empirical distillery is built in a Copenhagen warehouse, next to a paintball arena, and extremely close to the harbor.


Driven by curiosity and passion over flavors and the major role they play throughout our lives in shaping our memories and experiences, Lars and Mark along with their team make their own base spirit, tailored to their preferences and ideals. For Empirical, nine key elements are the core of their processes from grains, barley kōji, brewing and fermentation to ingredients, distilling, cuts, and blending.


If this sounds interesting, apart from their shop (open Thursday to Monday), where you can purchase the unique spirits created on the spot, every Saturday and Sunday you can participate in guided distillery tours and tastings of their current range, plus you will get to experience a few surprises along the way as they promise, which last approximately 1 hour. You will gain insights into the distillation processes, while at the same time challenge your view on taste and widen your tastebuds horizons. You can also choose for a cocktail experience add-on. Please note that the maximum number of people is 10 for each tour. Booking beforehand is required.