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Empress 1908 Gin*Packaging may vary

Empress 1908 Gin

Modern Gin /42.5% ABV / Canada

Product Details

Modern Gin
Tasting Notes
Citrus, Floral, Grapefruit, Smooth
Gluten-Free, Kosher
Base Ingredients
Food Pairing
Cheese - Creamy & Bloomy, Cheese - Fresh & Soft, Cheese - Hard Aged, Cheese - Nutty & Semi-Firm, Cured Meats, Fruit - Citrus, Nuts, Salads & Greens

Product Description

Empress 1908 Gin delights the senses with its balanced citrus-and-spice palette, brilliant colour, 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. It uses eight signature botanicals, including juniper, grapefruit peel, rose petal, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, and a bespoke blend of tea made especially for the Empress Hotel. The eighth botanical, exotic butterfly pea blossom, was discovered in another tea served at the Empress Hotel. These blossoms balance the traditional citrus notes of gin with a warm herbal earthiness, and create a deep, natural indigo that changes colour depending on the mixer. The combination of exquisite taste, delicate aroma, soft texture, and remarkable presentation provide the perfect base for a new aesthetic of cocktail creation and enjoyment.

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Community Reviews

4.9(48 Reviews)
  • Megan P.
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    Dec 21 2021
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  • Whitney
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    Nov 16 2021
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    This is my go-to gift for house-warming, thank you gifts, etc. It's always a people pleaser, looks amazing on a home bar set up and makes the most beautiful and delicious cocktails - even a simple gin & tonic has a wow factor with Empress!

  • EthanNov 11 2021

    I don't get it. It's a subpar gin that is purple. I mean, really? Go get the butterfly pea flower extract and put it in a good bottle of gin. Voila. Same thing.

  • Michael
    Verified Buyer
    Nov 10 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Impressive and flavorful gin. I’m not a huge gin drinker but read the great reviews of this and decided to give it a try. I highly recommend.

  • NoraNov 5 2021

    Looks cool but goes down badly

  • Rebecca
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    Nov 3 2021
    Verified Buyer

    The best Gin on the market!!

  • Brian
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    Oct 29 2021
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    Best gin ever! Floral tasting from the botanicals they use to make this gin.

  • Madeleine M.
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    Oct 18 2021
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    My favorite gin! And five dollars cheaper than my usual liquor store!

  • Calvin D.
    Verified Buyer
    Jul 21 2021
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    I haven’t tried it yet, but the bottle was in good shape when I received it.

  • Erica
    Verified Buyer
    May 17 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Amazing flavor!! And so pretty ?