Empress 1908 Gin

Empress 1908 Gin

Empress 1908 Gin

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Introducing Empress 1908 Gin, a regal and captivating spirit that transcends the ordinary and embraces the extraordinary. Crafted on Vancouver Island, Canada, this uniquely vibrant gin pays homage to the elegance of a bygone era, marrying tradition with innovation to create a sensory masterpiece.

What sets Empress 1908 Gin apart is its stunning indigo hue, a visual spectacle derived from the infusion of butterfly pea blossoms. This natural botanical not only imparts the gin with its mesmerizing color but also contributes a subtle earthiness to the flavor profile.

As you uncork the distinctive bottle, the aromatic symphony of Empress 1908 Gin unfolds. Juniper takes center stage, accompanied by a medley of botanicals such as rose, coriander, grapefruit peel, ginger, and the aforementioned butterfly pea blossoms. The result is a fragrant and complex bouquet that sets the stage for an unparalleled tasting experience.

Upon the first sip, the velvety texture and balanced juniper notes greet the palate, evolving into a harmonious fusion of floral, citrus, and spice. The butterfly pea blossom subtly transforms the gin into a soft pink hue when mixed with citrus or tonic, creating a delightful visual spectacle in addition to a unique flavor evolution.

Empress 1908 Gin is not just a spirit; it's an embodiment of sophistication and artistry. Its versatility shines in both classic and contemporary cocktails, allowing mixologists and enthusiasts alike to explore the endless possibilities of this exceptional gin.

Indulge in the elegance of Empress 1908 Gin, where every pour is a nod to the craftsmanship of the past and an embrace of the innovation of today. Elevate your cocktail experience with the regal allure and botanical symphony of Empress 1908 Gin—a true testament to the art of gin-making.

Appearance:
Empress 1908 Gin unveils a captivating indigo hue, a visual spectacle derived from the infusion of butterfly pea blossoms. The vibrant color sets the stage for a unique and intriguing gin experience.

Nose:
The aromatic journey begins with a prominent juniper presence, followed by a medley of botanicals that contribute to the complex bouquet. Floral notes, rose, coriander, and a subtle hint of ginger create an enticing and fragrant aroma, inviting anticipation for the tasting adventure.

Palate:
Upon the first sip, Empress 1908 Gin offers a velvety texture that caresses the palate. Juniper takes center stage, providing a classic gin foundation. The flavor profile then evolves into a harmonious fusion of floral, citrus, and spice, creating a balanced and sophisticated taste experience. The butterfly pea blossom contributes a soft earthiness and transforms the gin into a delicate pink hue when mixed with citrus or tonic.

Finish:
The finish is smooth and satisfying, with the botanical symphony lingering on the palate. The subtle interplay of flavors and the unique color transformation make each sip of Empress 1908 Gin a delightful and memorable journey.

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.”
Distilled in copper-pot stills, Empress 1908 Gin contains eight signature botanicals, including exotic butterfly pea blossom, discovered in a tea blend served at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C. These blossoms impart a warm herbal earthiness, soft texture, and deep indigo colour.
Finally, we settled on the extraordinary combination of Empress Signature Blend Tea and butterfly pea blossom, which was discovered in a blend called Blue Suede Shoes. In 2017, Empress 1908 Indigo Gin was born.
Gin is an alcoholic beverage obtained by distillation from a base of grain (wheat or barley). In a further procedure, botanicals along with water are added until the desired flavors are met. To be called a gin, the spirit must have a predominant flavor of juniper berries.Gin is made using a clear, neutral spirit made from distilling grains such as rye, barley, wheat, or corn. While another common clear liquor—vodka—can be made with similar grains, gin and vodka are definitely not the same.Producer Description. Handcrafted in small batch copper-pot stills, Empress 1908 Gin is a collaboration between Victoria Distillers and the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia.

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