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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?

    Yes, Victoria Distillers has been producing premium spirits in Victoria for more than a decade, and is proud to add Empress 1908 to our repertoire. Our distillery relocated to Sidney in 2016 and welcomes visitors for tours of the production facilities. In addition, this gorgeous space is home to a full-service cocktail lounge, featuring our collection of gins and other spirits, as well as a range of charcuterie and appetizers. More information on tours can be found on the Victoria Distillers website or you can contact hello@victoriadistillers to book today!

  • 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., 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.

  • 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 sales@empressgin.com to find out more about becoming a reseller of Empress 1908 Gin.