Country of Origin: London, England
Bombay Sapphire Gin is a brand of gin that was first launched in 1986 by English wine-merchant IDV. In 1997 Diageo sold the brand to Bacardi. Its name originates from the popularity of gin in India during the British Raj and “Sapphire” refers to the violet-blue Star of Bombay which was mined from Sri Lanka and is now on display at the Smithsonian Institution.
Bombay Sapphire Gin is a world famous gin and easily recognised by its distinctive blue bottle. Every drop contains 10 hand-selected botanicals from exotic locations around the world.
Juniper Berries (from Italy)
Lemon Peel (from Spain)
Coriander (from Morocco)
Angelica Root (from Saxony)
Orris (Iris Root from Italy)
Grains of Paradise (from West Africa)
Cubeb Berries (from Java)
Cassia Bark (from Indo-China)
Almonds (from Spain)
Liqourice (from China)
While ordinary gins boil their botanicals directly in the spirit to achieve their flavour, the wonderfully distinctive taste of Bombay Sapphire Gin is created using the Vapour Infusion process. The distillery still uses their original Carterhead stills – Tom and Mary – from the 1830s, and have now added two state-of-the-art 12,000 litre copper pot stills – Henry and Victoria – to the refurbished original stills.
Bombay Sapphire opens with a touch of juniper, a ripe citrus and hints of spice in the fragrance. The palate is exceptionally smooth and allows the botanicals to open up one by one and mix in the most lovely way with juniper slightly at the forefront. The finish is bolder but retains the spirit’s brightness.
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