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Empress

Empress
1908 Elderflower Rose Gin

Category: Flavored Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 42.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39

Empress
1908 Elderflower Rose Gin

Category: Flavored Gin

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 42.5%
Medium neon light red color. Aromas and flavors of lavender, raspberry, rose water and black pepper, and citrus and fennel with a velvety, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length finish displaying accents of cherry blossom and raspberry, orange and rose water, fennel and honey, and rose and carnations. A lightly floral and restrained Gin that will make successfully pretty drinks with vibrant hues for cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lavender, raspberry, rose water and black pepper, and citrus and fennel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cherry blossom and raspberry, orange and rose water, fennel and honey, and rose and carnations
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Gin Martini, Gimlet, French 75
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lightly floral and restrained Gin that will make successfully pretty drinks with vibrant hues for cocktails.

The Producer

Victoria Distillers

The Producer
9891 Seaport Place
Sydney, BC V8L 4X3
USA
1 250-544-8218

Their Portfolio

87 Empress 1908 Indigo Gin 42.5% (Canada) $39.00.
87 Empress 1908 Indigo Gin 42.5% (Canada) $39.00.
87 Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin 42.5% (Canada) $39.00.
88 Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin 42.5% (Canada) $39.00.
92 Empress 1908 Indigo Gin 42.5% (Canada) $39.00.
85 Victoria Indigo Gin 40% (Canada) $28.00.

Flavored Gin

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Serve in a Rocks Glass
All gins are flavored, however Flavored Gin is a white spirit that is flavored with juniper berries and so-called botanicals (a varied assortment of herbs and spices) and additional fruit or floral flavors or essences. The spirit base of Gin is primarily grain (usually wheat or rye), which results in a light-bodied spirit.

The chief flavoring agent in Gin is the highly aromatic blue-green berry of the juniper, a low-slung evergreen bush (genus Juniperus) that is commercially grown in northern Italy, Croatia, the United States and Canada. Additional botanicals can include anise, angelica root, cinnamon, orange peel, coriander, and cassia bark. All Gin makers have their own secret combination of botanicals, the number of which can range from as few as four to as many as 15.