Empress 1908

Cucumber Lemon Gin

Following the success of our celebrated Empress 1908 Indigo Gin and Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin, Victoria Distillers is pleased to announce the latest innovation, Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin. Inspired by the accompanying flavours of afternoon tea, our Master Distiller expertly blends eight botanicals to create an exquisite spirit. Experience lively citrus notes, fresh cucumber, fragrant jasmine and delicate spice. The result is an exceptional gin bursting with flavour that is sure to transform cocktails from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Empress Cucumber Lemon Gin is bursting with flavour. Discover bright and bold citrus notes from lemon peel, crisp hints of garden cucumber, classic, lively juniper, subtle spice from cardamon and soft, fragrant florals of jasmine. Easily enjoyed in both elevated classics and bespoke cocktails, our latest creation is bound to add a new and refreshing sensory experience to any drink menu.

Inspired Ingredients

Our Unique Botanicals

Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin brings another unique and beautifully balanced palate to our award-winning Empress 1908 Gin line-up. It features eight perfectly-blended botanicals, including juniper, lemon peel, garden cucumber, jasmine, and cardamom. Learn more about Empress Cucumber Lemon Gin’s ingredients and raise a toast to the delicious cocktails to come!

Garden Cucumber

Cucumber offers a distinctly refreshing and crisp flavour profile. It provides an unmistakable freshness and a clean, crisp finish that pairs beautifully with the gin’s other unique botanicals.

Lemon Peel

The lemon peel’s vibrant, zesty, and bold citrus notes offer a burst of lively flavour to our gin. It balances beautifully with orange peel and the garden cucumber notes.


Juniper, the quintessential gin botanical, provides a bright base for our Empress Cucumber Lemon Gin’s flavour to rest.


Orange peel lends a delicious juiciness and mouthfeel. It plays wonderfully with lemon peel and subtle floral notes and illuminates the spices.


Jasmine is a unique botanical distinguished by its soft, fragrant floral essence. Often found in tea, it can provide a subtle sweetness.


Cardamom has a warm and aromatic spice profile that blends beautifully with citrus and floral notes. It adds a delightful complexity to the gin.

“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.”

Ethan Brehm, HiConsumption

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