Looking for a great tasting spirit that’s also a real conversation starter? Look no further than the newly released Empress 1908 Indigo Gin!
Empress is 100% authentic and all-natural. It is infused with the vibrantly tinted butterfly pea blossom, adding a distinct, vivid indigo blue color that changes to a soft pink with the addition of citrus or tonic.
Unlike some gimmicky liquors, the metamorphosis doesn’t detract from the quality of the gin, which tastes like a London Dry style with a little twist. Try it simply with a good quality tonic and a grapefruit peel garnish to really experience it shine.
Handcrafted in small batch copper-pot stills in collaboration with Victoria, British Columbia’s destination hotel the Fairmont Empress, this royal purple spirit uses botanicals like rose, grapefruit peel, ginger, and cinnamon, as well as the hotel’s signature Empress blended black tea.
The Fairmont Empress has quite a regal history itself. Its noble history is apparently just as filled with gin as it is with royal visitors and tea services. Both Queen Elizabeth I and II have graced the hotel with their royal presence. Sir Winston Churchill sat in the Empress lobby lounge, secretly sipping on gin poured out of a teapot during prohibition.
Locally, you can get Empress 1908, as well as many other innovative spirits, at larger, family-owned liquor stores, like Wyatt’s, that offer you a huge selection and cater to the adventurous drinker.