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The Empirical x Doritos Nacho Cheese Vacuum Distilled Spirit is here.

An official collaboration between Doritos® and Empirical

Together, Doritos and Empirical took one of the most iconic flavors in the world and imbued it into a completely new sensory experience.

The result is as crazy as it sounds - this rare and limited alliance between Empirical and Doritos Nacho Cheese offers an unexpected delicious experience that brings a moment of WTF!? to anyone who tries it.



Empirical x Doritos captures all the indulgent flavors of your favorite Nacho Cheese in liquid form.

Make it Empirical

To make the anticipation grow and your taste buds water, we’ve got a few Empirical twists ideas for you to look forward to.

  • Double Triangle Margarita

    Bring the savory and tangy kick of Nacho Cheese to your favorite Margarita. A refreshing and feel-good drink that will call for more and please even the most skeptical guest.

  • Mary Mary

    The timeless and iconic brunch favorite is getting a facelift with the addition of Doritos x Empirical. The cheesy and corny layers of the chip will elevate your Bloody Mary game to whole other level.

  • Bangarang

    Bangarang coming through! Salty, zesty, easy and refreshing. The epitome of an afternoon snack in a glass. The salinity of Doritos x Empirical pairs perfectly with the herbaceous notes of cola, and a zesty touch of grapefruit to brighten it all up. Deliciously thirst-quenching.

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Nacho cheese, corn tostada, umami, hint of acidity


Neat or over ice, in a Margarita or Bloody Mary.
See recipes below.

Tastes like

The real thing. Experience the indulgent flavors of your favorite snack in a liquid form. The spirit opens with umami and tangy aromas of nacho cheese, moving to the deeper, corn-forward flavors of the chip to finish on a soft salty note.

The origin story of Empirical x Doritos is serendipitous, like the best things are.

Watch as co-founder Lars Williams take you through the story of how our most unexpeceted collab to date collab came to life, and get insights on the flavor profile.

Watch now on YouTube


Why does the collab spirit brim with unmatched flavor of Doritos?

It's all about our vacuum distillation process.

Unlike traditional high-temperature distillation that diminish the essence of the ingredients, we distill at lower temperatures under vacuum. This cutting-edge technique ensures that every nuanced flavor is gently captured and preserved. The result is a bold, full-bodied spirit that delivers an explosion of flavor in every sip. It's not just distillation; it's the art of flavor preservation.

We break away from conventional spirit categories. We are driven by curiosity and the pursuit of new flavor experiences.

We do everything from scratch, build our own machinery and bring together new and forgotten ingredients across cultures and communities.

Empirical stands apart - unbound by convention, undefined by categories.