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Victoria Gin

If you happen to find yourself in Victoria, BC and like gin it’s worth seeking out Victoria Gin made by Winchester Cellars. It’s an organic gin made with local ingredients in a beautiful copper still, and it’s very, very good. I had it in a martini at the Empress Hotel on a Saturday night, and was sad the next day was Sunday because it meant I wouldn’t be able to buy a bottle of the gin to bring home with me. The martini itself was made with a spritz of orange blossom water, and I don’t recall if there was vermouth. One tip, order it with a twist, olives overwhelmed this particular martini.

The gin was released just this past May, and for the moment is only available at the Empress Hotel, The Straith Spirit Merchants in Victoria and the tasting room at Winchester Cellars.

You can read more at the Victoria Times Colonist and Vagablond.

· comments [2] · 08-5-2008 · categories:drink ·

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  • 1 MontanaJen // Aug 5, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Is the Empress not amazing?!?

    I just love Victoria, and have added this gin to my travel moleskin for reference the next time we’re fortunate enough to get up there.

    Thanks for the tip!

  • 2 megan // Aug 6, 2008 at 10:02 am

    MontanaJan – Glad to help!

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