Empress 1908 Gin delights the senses with its balanced citrus-and-spice palette, brilliant colour, light floral fragrance and soft texture. Handcrafted in small batch copper-pot stills using 8 botanicals, Empress 1908 is a collaboration between Victoria Distillers and British Columbia’s legendary Empress Hotel. It’s the perfect base for a new aesthetic of cocktail creation and enjoyment.
Inspired by the beautiful tea service at the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel, we set out to create an extraordinary cocktail experience, one that would be a delight to the senses. We're fairly sure we've succeeded.
Empress 1908's unique flavour stands out for the fine balance of natural botanicals that go into its distillation.
We invite you to read our story, from the inspiration behind Empress 1908 to the unique ingredients that make it so exceptional. Take a look at some of the incredible cocktails that can only be made with Empress 1908, including our signature Empress & Tonic. Then taste for yourself.