Born in Victoria, British Columbia, where the wild meets the well-appointed, a unique Canadian culture thrives. Breathtaking and majestic, Vancouver Island captivates with a ruggedness that showcases its pristine nature.
Victoria exudes an old-world charm that reigns with an adventurous spirit and British sensibility. A place whose kaleidoscope of colors is an enigma; dynamic, original, and the inspiration for Empress 1908 Indigo Gin. The city’s legend is anchored by the famed Fairmont Empress Hotel, opened in 1908 to adorn its Inner Harbor.
So great was the Empress’ fame, that its house tea – an exotic proprietary blend – quickly became a symbol of the heritage and tradition of Victoria.
In an era attuned to subtle symbols of passion and indulgence, the Fairmont Empress tea blend was as captivating as an aphrodisiac; an extraordinary infusion of imported tea leaves fueling dreams, inspiring schemes, and igniting passions of every type. Travelers from all corners of the globe came to sip the extraordinary elixir gracing the exquisite china teacups at The Empress.
Handcrafted by Victoria Distillers, Empress 1908 Indigo Gin marries crystalline Canadian waters with eight organic botanicals: juniper, rose, coriander seed, grapefruit peel, ginger root, cinnamon bark and the Fairmont Empress tea blend. Its trademark hue imbued by the infusion of butterfly pea blossoms. ‘True to its origin’ botanical sourcing and Fair Trade grains enhance Empress 1908 with a sustaining purity.