Empress 1908 Gin
Empress 1908 is a hand-crafted spirit from Victoria Distillers in British Columbia, Canada.
Inspired by the renowned tea and cocktail programs of the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, Empress 1908 is micro-distilled in small batch copper-pot stills using eight botanicals: juniper, rose, coriander seed, grapefruit peel, ginger root, cinnamon bark, butterfly pea blossoms and the Fairmont Empress Blend Tea.
The butterfly pea blossom imparts subtle earthy notes and an all-natural indigo hue with a stunning secret to reveal: with the addition of citrus or tonic, Empress 1908 transforms from a vivid indigo blue to a delicate soft pink.
The final result is traditional, wonderfully refined gin with a contemporary twist and boldness of spirit.