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Posts Tagged ‘Empress 1908’

Review: Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin

Posted by Arctic Wolf on May 19, 2023

Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin is produced by the team at Victoria Distilling in Sydney, British Columbia. Their spirit is inspired by the city of Victoria (also known as ‘The City of Gardens’) where flowers blossom almost year-round. (Due to its location on the southern tip Vancouver Island, the warm pacific waters keep even the harsh Canadian winters at bay).

This gin is distilled in small batches with nine botanicals: juniper berries, rose petals, elderflower, lavender, orange peel, orris root, cinnamon, coriander and black carrot.

According to the folks at Victoria Distilling:

” We use a unique combination of red rose petals and black carrots to achieve its stunning ruby hue. Roses are a traditional gin botanical with a beautiful floral note and a delicate aroma. The black carrot adds a touch of sweetness and enhances and maintains our rich ruby colour.”

Empress Elderflower Rose Gin is bottled at 42.5 % alcohol by volume and sold as a all-natural, gluten free, and certified Kosher premium gin.

Here is a link to my full review of this very interesting gin:

Review: Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin

“… I notice opening notes of juniper and heated coriander with cinnamon adding a light spicy twist. Fruity notes come though reminding me of red berries and orange peel, and then I notice the floral bouquet. The floral notes become more prominent as the glass sits, however they remain comfortable and inviting rather than heavy and perfumed … “

Please enjoy my review which includes two cocktail suggestions, The Garden Gimlet and Rose-Violet Lady of the Empire.



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