Empress 1908 Gin Launches New Elderflower Rose Flavor
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Empress 1908 Gin’s Latest Elderflower Rose Expression Debuts in the US

The distillery behind the hugely successful Empress 1908 Indigo Gin launches a new floral spirit. (Photo: Victoria Distillers/Facebook)

Following the success of Empress 1908 Gin and its iconic indigo-hued expression, Victoria Distillers has unveiled the next edition to its permanent lineup: Elderflower Rose Gin. First debuted exclusively in British Columbia this May, the gin is now officially for sale online and in the United States.

“Inspired by our beautiful location in Victoria, British Columbia, Empress Elderflower Rose Gin pays homage to ‘The City of Gardens,’ where flowers blossom nearly year-round,” the distillery shared. “The fresh, floral botanicals create a delicate spirit with a distinctive all-natural rose hue, adding a touch of our home to your next cocktail creation.”

Empress Elderflower Rose Gin’s natural ruby hue comes from red rose petals and black carrots. The color fades over time, accelerated by sunlight, but the flavor remains. Therefore, the distillery recommends enjoying it within a year of purchase and storing it in a cool, dark place to experience it at its best.

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Beyond the eponymous botanicals and black carrots, the new gin includes lavender, orange peel, orris root, cinnamon bark and coriander seed. For the ultimate Elderflower Rose Gin serve, the brand suggests pairing it with premium tonic water and an orange slice. Alternatively, try it out in classic cocktails like the Negroni, gin sour, French 75 or a spritz.

Empress Elderflower Rose Gin is now available nationwide in select retailers with an SRP of $39.99 per 750ml bottle.

In August, Empress 1908 was named the official gin partner of the Sacramento Kings.

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Candie Getgen is the managing editor for Gin Raiders. Before immersing herself in the world of spirits journalism, Candie has been many things: a bartender, a literary journal editor, an English teacher — and even a poet. Now, Candie shares her passion for gin with the world and hopes to help others fall in love with it, too (if they haven't already!). When not writing, Candie enjoys sipping a Negroni while drawing or relaxing by the pool with a campy mystery novel.