Live Colourfully – Empress 1908 Gin

The Fairmont Empress has been delighting guests with beautifully crafted cocktails since opening its doors in 1908. In celebration of a complete restoration of the hotel, Fairmont Empress has partnered with Victoria Distillers – one of the oldest small-batch spirit distilleries in Canada – to bring you Empress 1908 Gin.

Original, All-Natural, Color-Changing Empress Gin

Empress 1908 gin is infused with the vibrantly tinted butterfly pea blossom, creating a vivid indigo blue, with a stunning secret to reveal…with the addition of citrus or tonic, Empress 1908 is transformed from bold indigo to soft pink.

Hand-Crafted with 8 Organic Botanicals

Pure Canadian water is blended with our signature Fairmont Empress Blend Tea, Juniper, Grapefruit Peel, Coriander Seed, Rose Petal, Butterfly Pea Blossom, Ginger Root and Cinnamon Bark to create this unique Empress 1908 Gin.The rest of this original recipe is a well-guarded secret…

Feeling Thirsty?

You can enjoy Empress 1908 in one of the signature cocktails at Q at the Empress, rated among Canada’s 50 Best Bars, with beautiful harbor views and delectable food pairings. The From Garden to Glass Package features a tasting tour of Victoria’s burgeoning craft beverage scene

Or, you can enjoy it at home; visit Victoria Distillers where Empress 1908 is sold by the bottle. You can make your own Fairmont Empress Cocktails at home! Try the Q-1908 or one of these signature cocktails.

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