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Explore a new aesthetic of extra-sensory, extra-sensational spirits. Empress 1908 Gin is the perfect combination of exquisite taste, delicate aroma, soft texture, and remarkable presentation that provides the perfect base for cocktail innovation and enjoyment. Discover our lineup of exceptional gins and cheers to brilliant creations.
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Tradition with a twist
We set out to create an extraordinary cocktail experience that would delight the senses. Micro-distilled in small batch copper-pot stills, each Empress 1908 Gin is handcrafted using an array of carefully selected botanicals. Our inspiration and ingredients are what make Empress 1908 exceptional.
CRAFTED BY THE SEA
For more than 10 years, Victoria Distillers has been producing some of North America’s finest handmade spirits– most notably, our award-winning gins. Dive into our distillery’s history including its stunning waterfront location and roots as one of Canada’s first premium spirits manufacturers.
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“All of this is to say, that it is exciting to see that the brand has just released a new gin for spring 2023. The Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin is now available in BC and Alberta and, much like its main product, it offers a striking hue that catches one’s eye at first glance.”
Dan Clapson, Eat North
“Empress 1908 has launched its latest Elderflower Rose Gin in British Columbia, Canada. The Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin is handcrafted in copper-pot stills in small batches by Victoria Distillers in Sidney, British Columbia. Additionally, the gin is inspired by the company’s location at Victoria in, British Columbia, known as The City of Gardens.”
Mickey Phoon, Trendhunter
“The butterfly pea blossom balances the traditional citrus notes of the gin with a warm herbal earthiness. With a delicate aroma, soft texture, and remarkable presentation, Empress 1908 Gin is the perfect base for Swifties to enjoy Lavender Haze.”
Jill Weinlein, Luxe Beat Magazine
“One of the favorites that we have brought into the bars recently was the Empress 1908 gin, the bartenders love using it behind the bar, and I have enjoyed making some gorgeous indigo cocktails with it (Empress Gin was a Silver medal winner in the 2019 NY International Spirits Competition).”- Story by: Amy Sherman
Jessica Christensen, Alcohol Professor
“First of all, the vibrant color comes from one of its eight botanicals, butterfly pea blossom. Second of all, the flavor profile is among the most exquisite in the gin world. From Victoria Distillers in Canada, Empress has risen to become one of the most popular expressions on the market.”