Empress 1908 Indigo Gin
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  • citrus
  • lavender
  • rose
  • juniper
  • blossom
  • spicy
  • ginger
  • floral
  • botanicals

Empress 1908

Indigo Gin (0.75l, 42.5%)
Price $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.
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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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  • citrus
  • lavender
  • rose
  • juniper
  • blossom
  • spicy
  • ginger
  • floral
  • botanicals
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
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.
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