Empress 1908 Original Indigo Gin
Empress 1908 Original Indigo Gin is 100% authentic and all-natural. It’s infused with the vibrantly tinted butterfly pea blossom, adding a singularly distinct expression - an impossibly lush and vivid indigo blue, with a stunning secret to reveal; with the addition of citrus or tonic, Empress 1908 is transformed from its breathtaking indigo to a soft pink.
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Vibrant deep-blue color; nice citrus nose. Silky texture with notes of orange and juniper; tangy and bright, charming and long.
This gin is vivid indigoblue, thanks to an infusion of butterfly pea blossoms, and transforms to an attractive pink hue as tonic or citrus are added. The aroma is relatively neutral and the palate is mild and malty, with hints of coriander, orris root and white pepper. But it’s really all about the eye-popping blue color and all the party tricks that can be performed with this gin
Empress 1908 achieves its distinctive flavour from a unique combination of eight natural botanicals, ranging from the traditional to the slightly audacious. Micro-distilled in small batch copper-pot stills, Empress 1908 is hand-crafted using eight carefully selected botanicals. They aspired to create a spirit that would make the perfect gin and tonic. From traditional ingredients like juniper, to the unique use of teas selected from the Empress Hotel’s collection, each botanical was carefully chosen to create a delicate balance: of herbal and earthy, citrus and spice, floral and sweet.
Enjoying an enthusiastic resurgence in modern cocktail culture, Gin, a.k.a. ‘Dutch Courage,’ was originally touted as a 16th century cure for cowardice and stomach ailments. Arguably the broadest and most dynamic category of spirits in terms of flavor profiles and production styles, Gin is a distilled grain spirit that derives its primary flavor from juniper berries and secondary flavors from a dazzling array of spices, herbs, fruits and botanicals. It is both produced and enjoyed all around the world and is most commonly mixed into cocktails such as the Martini or simply added to tonic water.