Empress 1908 Gin, a brand of Milestone Brands, announced the U.S. launch of Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin. 

This premium, handcrafted gin is produced in small batches and distilled in copper-pot stills by Victoria Distillers — one of Canada's oldest artisan distilleries, the company notes. 

The refreshing new expression is crafted with eight unique botanicals including juniper berries, lemon, jasmine, star anise, cucumber and fresh lemon zest. Inspired by traditional afternoon tea, Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon gin boasts lively citrus notes and bursts with extraordinary flavor, it says.

“We always strive to create balanced, high-quality blends that inspire creativity and offer inviting flavors. Following the overwhelmingly positive reception of our Elderflower Rose Gin last year, we leveraged our Master Distillers’ extensive botanical expertise to introduce our next innovative flavor: Cucumber Lemon,” said Eric Dopkins, CEO and chairman of Milestone Brands, in a statement. “We are excited to see Empress Cucumber Lemon Gin support Empress Gin's mission of creating the most distinctive cocktails.”

Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin is best enjoyed in the signature Cucumber & Tonic cocktail, served with premium tonic water and garnished with a fresh cucumber slice and a lemon wheel to enhance the botanicals in the gin, it notes.

Packaged in a 750-ml bottle, the 42.5% ABV Empress 1908 Cucumber Lemon Gin now is available to purchase nationwide at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $39.99.