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Empress 1908 Gin is definitely a conversation-starter. Here you’ll find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • Does the distillery offer tours?

    At this time, we are not offering tours of the Distillery. Our retail store is open for all of your cocktail needs, and tastings are available. Please visit the Victoria Distillers website, or you can contact h[email protected] if you have any questions.

  • Where does Empress 1908 get its indigo hue from?

    Empress 1908 Gin’s unique indigo colour is all-natural. It comes from the infusion of butterfly pea blossoms post-distillation. The addition of this flower provides Empress 1908 with a warm, herbal earthiness, soft texture, and stunning blue hue. Learn more about our botanical recipe here.

  • Will the colour of my Empress 1908 fade over time?

    Yes. The distinct flavour and colour of Empress 1908 Gin comes from the infusion of tea botanicals. No artificial colours or stabilizers are used in its creation — so while the flavour will last forever, its unique indigo hue will not. Fading of the natural colour is accelerated by exposure to sunlight. We recommend that you experience each bottle within a year of purchase and store in a cool, dark place. A gin this beautiful is meant to be enjoyed at its best.

  • Is Empress 1908 gluten-free?

    Yes, Empress 1908 Gin is all-natural and gluten-free. Our gin is distilled from a premium corn-based spirit.

  • Is Empress 1908 kosher?

    Yes, Empress 1908 Gin is certified kosher. 

  • Where can I buy Empress 1908 internationally?

    Empress 1908 Gin is distributed in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Bermuda, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and we are adding more locations every day. Find a distributor or retail location near you on our find us page.

    Orders can be placed on our website for Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, France, Monaco and Sweden. More countries to be added soon.

  • How does the Buy Now work and where do you ship?

    Orders through our Buy Now option for the US are placed through our partner, Barcart. They work with retail partners to ship to all states but are unable to ship the the following: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Vermont. 

    Please review these FAQ’s and Barcart’s terms for more information about orders placed on this website.

    If you have issues with an order you placed on this website, please either reply to your order confirmation email or reach out to Barcart here.

    For Europe, orders will be placed with Direct Drinks Distribution. They ship to Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, France, Monaco and Sweden. Italy and Spain will be added soon.

    Empress 1908 Gin is not involved with the sale or delivery of alcohol products.

  • Who can help me with my Buy Now Order?

    For any questions regarding a US Buy Now order already placed of Empress 1908 Gin, please contact Barcart here.

    To view customer service & shipping FAQ’s please click here.

    For questions regarding an international Buy Now order already placed of Empress 1908 Gin, please contact our partner in Europe, here.

    To view customer service FAQ’S for international orders, please click here.

  • How does the shipping for Buy Now Orders work?


    Flat rate shipping is available for $19.99 for one bottle or $14.99 for two bottles or more. Most orders are processed within 1-2 business days after placing the order. Delivery time will vary depending on your location, the carrier used by the licensed retailer who processed your order, and external factors that impact shipments.

    For any shipping questions regarding your Buy Now order of Empress 1908 Gin, please click here for more information.

    If you have any further questions or need some assistance for US orders, please contact Barcart here.


    Shipping costs and processing times vary depending on destination location. Click here for more information on shipping. If you have any questions or require any assistance with your order, please contact Direct Drinks customer service here.

  • I can’t find Empress 1908 near me. What’s next?

    We are always excited to bring Empress 1908 Gin to new locations around the world. If you are unable to find our gin near you, contact us and we will be happy to add your country, city or area to our list of distribution requests.

  • How can I become a reseller?

    Contact us at [email protected] to find out more about becoming a reseller of Empress 1908 Gin. 

  • Does Empress 1908 Gin contain nuts?

    There are no nuts or nut products used in the making of Empress 1908. Learn more about our all-natural, botanical recipe here.

  • How many calories are found in Empress 1908 Gin?

    On average, 1 fluid ounce of gin contains approximately 70 calories. Empress 1908 Gin is all-natural, and contains no added sugar. Learn more about our unique botanical recipe here.