Empress 1908 Indigo Gin

Empress 1908 Indigo Gin

(0.75l, 42.5%)


8.6/10
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$38.99
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Get past the stunning blue and find a flavor memory of London Dry Gin.

Victoria Spirits was founded in 2008 as a boutique distiller of quality-crafted Spirits in Victoria, Canada. The business blossomed on Canada’s West Coast and caught the attention of The Marker Group who have a passion for investing in local businesses. So, they acquired Victoria Spirits in 2015 — renaming it Victoria Distillers, opening a visitor center, and expanding on the line-up of delicious adult beverages including Gins, Whiskies, Vodkas, and liqueurs.

Empress 1908 Indigo Gin is a bright, almost electric shade of blue. It doesn’t look like a Gin. Let’s be honest here… it looks like something the Romulans might drink in an episode of Star Trek — yes, it’s THAT blue. But this exotic Gin comes by its unique color naturally through a combination of special botanical infusions inspired by the tea service at the Fairmont Empress Hotel’s Tea Room. In addition to the requisite juniper you’ll fine coriander seed, cinnamon, ginger, and grapefruit zest. But you’ll also find rose petals, the signature Fairmont Empress Blend Tea, and butterfly pea blossoms that deliver the amazing color. And it brings some interesting color-changing effects to all of your favorite Gin cocktails.

Smartass corner:
The Empress Hotel opened up directly on Victoria’s inner harbor in 1908. It is the most prominent and famous building on the island.
  • Category
    Gin
  • Style
    Gin
  • Region
    Sidney
  • Country
    Canada
  • Alcohol
    42.5%
  • Distillery
    Victoria Distillers

Flavor Spiral™

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citrus
lavender
rose
blossom
spicy
juniper
ginger
floral
botanicals
What does Empress 1908 Indigo Gin taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Empress 1908 Indigo Gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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London dry gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as spirits such as cognac, scotch or tequila. Only a tiny handful of London dry gins are actually made in the city.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Brilliant Blue

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you will detect the juniper plus spicy and floral notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is reminiscent of a classic London Dry with the addition of more floral notes and a hit of citrus pith.

Finish
The finish is clean and lightly dry with a lavender blush.

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Ratings & Reviews
Brian
Brian,
Ok, honestly I've only made one cocktail with this gin - the Q1908 which you can find on the Empress 1908 website. But wow, that is one great cocktail! I had to order another bottle immediately.
 
Jackson
Jackson,
Goes down like water and the color change trick is fun too. Don’t think it’s interesting enough to drink straight, but makes a nice g&t. Most impressive part is how drinkable it is. Not special, but probably a crowd pleaser
 
Sir
Sir,
Huge G&T fan in the summer. Usually drink BeefEater. This stuff is not only festive summer color but makes a very good Gin & Tonic. Staple in my bar now.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Delicious, beautiful combination of flavors. Mixes well.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Great color, not too over powering. Mixes well with several mixers, great gin.
 
Ross
Ross,
A fun bottle of Gin for some Instagramable moments. Love making a Gin Fizz in a coupe glass.
 
Justin
Justin,
Smooth, not overly botanical, balanced
 
Allen
Allen,
Very pretty in the right drinks. It is maybe a little too floral for everything but works nicely with tonic, citrus or vermouth etc. Totally drinkable on its own but I prefer to mix with gins generally.
 
Jon
Jon,
Nope. Just nope. Had high hopes for this one based on reviews but on both first and second tries it was clear this was strictly a mixer. Hard sell at the price point as I look for things that are dinkable on their own without the need to mixed. Hit me in the face right off the bat with booze and some weird bitterness and I never really got any actual flavor from it. Glad others like it but just not my jam at all.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Very tasty. Beautiful color
 
Scott
Scott,
Very unique taste for a gin! Zigging where most gins zag.
 
Holly
Holly,
Incredibly smooth and delicious.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Super smooth. Great in a French 75.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
One of my favorite guns. I love the bouquet.
 
Rex
Rex,
Unbelievable flavor mixes well with citrus tonics or other mixers. Not to mention the unbelievable color. Great for celebrating. Everyone always wants to know what I am drinking. The only trouble is after all the tastes my drinks go 3x as fast.
 
Anne
Anne,
I love this gin. Yes the color is a bit of a novelty, but it's true you eat with your eyes! This is my go to gin and tonic gin for now, makes a good negroni as well.
 
Dipal
Dipal,
Great tasting gin with a really fun color. Mixes well and can make some amazing drinks with it.
 
Brian
Brian,
Pleasant but strongly piney. Good to sip, and the color changing trick makes it fun to keep around.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
It’s cool to pour and with a grapefruit wedge, has about the best citrus burst I’ve ever had. A unique experience - love it!
 
guest
guest,
Has a piny taste that’s not overbearing with floral overtones sitting on top that compliment it nicely. Great in cocktails. The color changing with different liquors is also fun to watch. My new favorite gin!
 
Elisha
Elisha,
Perfect gin for a fizzy fit for Aerosmith
 
Jerry
Jerry,
I’m in love with this gin!
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
By itself it’s not the best sipping gin, but as a base of cocktails it’s delicious and the color is extremely entertaining. Definitely recommend
 
Paul
Paul,
A tale of two gins. As a sipper, it isn’t spectacular, but it isn’t offensive. You enter a sort of flavor vacuum until the floral juniper finish. Not very exciting but also very smooth. As a mixer, this can’t be beat for any citrusy cocktail. It supports and softens the citrus so well for some of the smoothest cocktails I’ve ever made.
 
Brett
Brett,
This is easily one of the most vile gins I've had. It comes out flat with some new flavors that don't stand up. The color change is way too gimmicky, but sexiness sells.
 
guest
guest,
This may be my all-time favorite gin and I have sampled over 125. What a pleasant surprise.
 
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