Empress 1908 Gin is a premium, small-batch gin that is infused with a unique blend of botanicals. It is produced by Victoria Distillers, a distillery based in British Columbia, Canada.
What sets Empress 1908 Gin apart is its distinctive blue hue, which is derived from the infusion of butterfly pea blossom. In addition to the butterfly pea blossom, the gin is also infused with eight other botanicals, including juniper, coriander, grapefruit peel, ginger root, cinnamon bark, rose petal, and the Fairmont Empress Blend Tea, which is a signature blend of tea served at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, Canada.
The result is a complex and flavorful gin that is perfect for creating a variety of cocktails. Empress 1908 Gin has won numerous awards and has become popular with gin enthusiasts around the world.
Empress 1908 Gin is a relatively new gin, having been launched in 2017 by Victoria Distillers. However, the inspiration for the gin dates back to the early 20th century and the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, Canada.
The Fairmont Empress Hotel opened its doors in 1908 and quickly became one of the most luxurious hotels in North America. One of the hotel’s signature experiences was its afternoon tea service, which included a special blend of tea that was created exclusively for the hotel.
In 2016, Victoria Distillers partnered with the Fairmont Empress to create a gin that would capture the essence of the hotel and its tea service. The distillery’s master blender, Peter Hunt, spent months experimenting with different botanicals and teas to create the perfect recipe. The addition of butterfly pea blossom gave the gin its distinctive blue hue, and the other botanicals were carefully chosen to complement the flavor of the tea.
Empress 1908 Gin was officially launched in 2017 and quickly became a hit with gin lovers around the world. Today, it is available in over 30 countries and has won numerous awards for its unique flavor and stunning appearance.
The ABV (alcohol by volume) of Empress 1908 Gin is 42.5%.