Todd Talbot

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Day 12 – The Empress Gin Travel Experience

Today’s Giveaway:  A Victoria experience provided by Empress 1908 Gin

Day 12 is all about beautiful Victoria BC. and the purple nectar that has taken the world by storm! Victoria Distillers, the masterminds behind this famous gin are going to fly 2 lucky winners from anywhere in North America to Victoria for an experience of a lifetime. You don’t want to miss out on this!!


Visit the distillery behind the award-winning Empress 1908 Gin! Victoria Distillers, located on the waterfront in beautiful Sidney by the Sea, is home to nine delicious hand-crafted spirits. As one of Canada’s oldest small-batch spirits companies, Victoria Distillers is most widely known for its line up of world-renowned premium gins. Empress 1908 Gin, the distillery’s most popular product, is a collaboration between Victoria Distillers and the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. In addition to more traditional botanicals, Empress 1908 Gin features a signature blend of black tea served at the Empress Hotel, and butterfly pea blossom, an exotic herb that balances the traditional citrus notes of gin with a warm herbal earthiness, and natural indigo colour. Empress 1908’s combination of exquisite taste, delicate aroma, soft texture, and remarkable presentation provide the perfect base for a new aesthetic of cocktail creation and enjoyment.


  • Flights for two to Victoria, BC
  • Two-night hotel stay for two people at the Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa
  • Airport pick up and drop off to and from the Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa
  • Victoria Distillers guided Empress Experience Tour and Tasting
  • Cocktails and appetizers in the Victoria Distillers Cocktail Lounge and Tasting Room
  • Empress 1908 Welcome Gift (including branded copper jigger, bar blade and in room Empress & Tonic cocktail ingredients)



  • This trip is subject to hotel and flight availability.
  • Flights are to Victoria from anywhere in North America up to a maximum value of $1, 400.
  • Must be booked a minimum of 14 days out.
  • Must be redeemed by December 19, 2020.

To enter:

  • Follow @toddtalbot and @empress1908gin on Instagram and/or Facebook and respond to the question/challenge asked in photo caption
  • Play along on Facebook and Instagram and get your name in twice
  • Must be 19 years of age if residing in Canada and 21 if residing in the United States.
  • By entering, you release Instagram of all responsibility.
  • Giveaway runs from 6 AM PST on December 17,  2019 and ends 12PM PST on December 19, 2019
  • No purchase necessary to enter this giveaway
  • One winner will be selected by random number draw
  • The winner will be contacted within 24 hours to make prizing arrangements
  • Open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the United States (excluding Florida and New York, Puerto Rico, Guam, all U.S. Commonwealths & Territories and overseas military bases).
  • There are no exchanges, transfers or cash value
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