Empress 1908 Gin // 750 ml
Empress 1908 Gin delights the senses with its balanced citrus-and-spice palette, brilliant color, light floral fragrance, and soft texture. Handcrafted in small batch copper-pot stills, Empress 1908 is a collaboration between Victoria Distillers and the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia.
Since 1908, travelers from around the world have fallen in love with the Fairmont Empress Hotel for its majestic grandeur, picturesque vistas, and incomparable afternoon tea service. Overlooking the Inner Harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, this iconic destination has hosted royalty, dignitaries, and discerning explorers for over a century. Today, as the Empress moves into a new era, it exemplifies a perfect blend of traditional elegance and modern sophistication.
The hotel’s afternoon tea in particular inspired the creation of Empress 1908. This tradition is made unforgettable thanks to the curation of an exclusive collection of seasonal, handpicked tea leaves, blended to create the perfect cup. By taking a classic Empress tea and coupling it with carefully sourced botanicals, Victoria Distillers has created a unique gin that pairs traditional juniper notes of a London Dry with a modern flavor profile. The result is a gin that is at once delicate and opulent.
Butterfly pea blossom gives Empress 1908 its distinct indigo hue. Discovered in another bespoke Empress tea blend, the pea blossom imbues the gin with a distinctive earthy note that balances traditional citrus notes and yields a rich pigmentation. This deep indigo hue changes to bright lavender, soft pink, or fuchsia depending on the mixer. This magic trick only enhances the rich sensory experience of enjoying an Empress 1908 cocktail.
The hotel’s afternoon tea in particular inspired the creation of Empress 1908. This tradition is made unforgettable thanks to the curation of an exclusive collection of seasonal, handpicked tea leaves, blended to create the perfect cup. The result is an award winning gin that is at once delicate and opulent.
— Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition - 2019 Gold Winner
— Fairplex Los Angeles International Spirits Competition - 2019 Gold Winner
— San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2019 Silver Winner
— San Diego Wine & Spirits Challenge - 2018 Double Gold Winner
— Best Canadian Classics World Gin Awards - 2018 Gold Winner
— New York World Wine & Spirits Competition - 2017 Gold Winner
— World Beverage Innovation Awards - 2017 Winner
— Volume: 750 ml
— Alcohol Percentage: 42.5%
— Proof: 85
— Geographical Indication: Victoria, British Columbia
— Store In A Cool, DarkPlace
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Yes, it is considered Old World style gin.
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