Empressgin – What Is And How To Drink?

Empressgin is a luxury brand specializing in all-natural handcrafted . Our mission is to provide the highest quality product possible while supporting local economies and sustainable farming practices.

Empressgin was founded in 2014 by husband and wife team, Aaron and Claire Empson. Aaron is a talented distiller with over 15 years experience in the alcohol industry, while Claire's background is in fashion and design. Together, they created a unique brand that combines teir passion for quality with stylish packaging and design.


Empressgin is made in small batches usng only the finest ingredients. We source our botanicals from local farmers and distill our gin using traditional methods. Our goal is to create a superior product that can be enjoyed by everyone.

What Is Special About Empress Gin?

Empress 1908 gin is special because it is made with butterfly pea blossom, which gies it its distinct indigo hue. The pea blossom also imparts an earthy note to the gin, which balances out the traditional citrus notes. This makes for a rich and unique-tasting gin.


Why Is Empress Gin Purple?

Empress 1908 Gin derives its intriguing violet hue from the addition of butterfly pea blossoms, which are added to the distillate at the end of the distilling process. Butterfly pea flowers contan a natural blue pigment called anthocyanin, which is responsible for the gin's distinctive color.

What Is Empress Gin Infused With?

Empress Gin is infused with classic juniper, coriander, ginger, and rose bud flavours, as well as with less conventional ingredients like cinnamon, , and the butterfly pea flower. The butterfly pea flower gives Empress Gin its signature colour.

Should You Refrigerate Empress Gin?

Yes, you shuld refrigerate Empress gin. Gin is best served cold, so it is important to keep it in the fridge if you want to enjoy it at its best. This will help to keep the flavour and aroma of the gin fresh and inviting.

Does Empress Gin Taste Different Than Regular Gin?

Empress gin is made with a different recipe than regular gin. It includes botanicals such as juniper, coriander, citrus peel, and orris root. These botanicals give Empress gin a more complex flavor than regular gin.

Why Did My Empress Gin Turn Blue?

The blue color in Empress gin comes from the butterfly pea blossom, which is infused into the liquor during the distillation process. When butterfly pea flowers are steeped in water, they release a blue pigment that colors the liquid a deep indigo hue. When citrus or tonic is added to Empress gin, the blue color changes to purple and then pink, due to the chemical reaction between the acid in the citrus and the Butterfly Pea Blossom.

Can I Put Empress Gin In The Freezer?

No, you cannot put Empress gin in the freezer. Gin doesn't freeze because its ABV (that's its ‘alcohol by volume' level) is at least 37.5% – which is too high to turn into ice in the temperatures an average household freezer can achieve.

Why Is It Called Bombay Sapphire?

The gin and tonic was popularized by the Royal Indian Armed Forces during the British Raj. The name “Sapphire” refers to the violet-blue Star of Bombay, whih was mined from British Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). The gin is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution.

What Alcohol Can Celiacs Drink?

Celiacs can drink any alcohol that is made from gluten free ingredients. This means anythng from to tequila, wines, spirits, port, sherry and even is safe as part of a gluten free diet.

How Many Calories Are In A Shot Of Empress Gin?

A shot of gin contains about 70 calories on average. Gin is a distilled spirit made from juniper berries, and Empress 1908 Gin is made with botanical ingredients including grapefruit peel, rose petals, and butterfly pea flowers. There are no added sugars in Empress 1908 Gin.

Can Celiacs Drink Gin?

Yes, people with celiac disease can drink gin. Most gins are distilled from wheat, barley, or and are considered gluten-free. However, it is important to check the labels of gins to make sure that they do not contin any hidden gluten-containing ingredients.

Does Empress Gin Have Lavender In It?

No, Empress gin does not have lavender in it. The butterfly pea blossom is what gives Empress gin it's color, which can sometimes appear to be lavender. However, the flavor of Empress gin is not floral or herbaceous like lavender.

Who Owns Empress Gin?

Victoria Distillers is a company that owns Empress gin. The company was founded in 2008 and specializes in artisanal spirits. Empress gin is made with the world's best-tasting water and the finest ingredients from around the world.


Can You Drink Gin Straight?

Yes, you can drink gin straight. Some people will even tell you that it's the best way to enjoy gin. Just pour the gin over a few ice cubes and drop in a lime wedge if you fancy. Naturally, to enjoy a spirit neat it must be of good quality – there's nothing worse than nasty, , cheap gin.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.