Victoria Distillers

Victoria Distillers

Crafted by the sea

For more than 14 years, Victoria Distillers has been producing some of Canada’s finest handmade spirits. Our unique waterfront location in Sidney, British Columbia, houses the copper pot stills that produce our range of spirits – most notably, our award-winning gins. Victoria Distillers was established in 2008, making it one of the oldest artisan distilleries in Canada.

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The Distillery

Our Expert Distillers

Our expert distilling team, led by Master Distiller, Phil Lecours, takes inspiration from our beautiful surroundings on Vancouver Island, BC. In collaboration with incredibly talented mixologists and local partners, our distillery creates classic and innovative cocktail spirits using the best-tasting water and the finest ingredients from around the world to create our lineup of award-winning spirits.


Geothermal System

Empress 1908 is proud to be crafted by a distillery that reduces the environmental impact wherever possible. The distillation process does require significant amounts of energy and water; however, we use an energy-saving, closed-loop system that recaptures the heat from our water and delivers it to the neighbouring Sidney Pier Hotel. Through the use of their geothermal system, we manage to save approximately 7,000L or 1,500 gallons of water and transfer 850,000 BTU’s of energy to the hotel with every distillation. This keeps the hotel rooms warm, reduces their carbon footprint, and prevents the waste of precious water.

More information on the sustainability practices and partnerships can be found on the Victoria Distillers website.

Copper still
Copper still
Copper still

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