BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin is made with a unique combination of 10 hand-selected exotic botanicals from around the world. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE has an extraordinary smoothness and perfectly balanced taste. Inspiring the imagination of bartenders the world over, the aromatic flavors and crisp yet delicate finish create versatility unmatched by other gins. It can be savored in inventive long drinks or perfectly balanced martinis; in classic or contemporary cocktails.
The classic palate of Bombay Sapphire has been the backbone of premium cocktails for three decades and we’re darned glad about it.
Bombay Sapphire is one of the best known and most popular Gins in the world. It was created in 1986 by International Distillers & Vintners which was part of the mega-merger that created Diageo. Diageo sold the brand to Bacardi in 1997 where it has been raised to flagship status. The entire line of Gins is still produced in England by the famous G&J Greenall — long makers of some of the world’s best Gins — in a new, purpose-built facility and visitor center in Whitchurch, Hampshire.
As we’ve said, Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin in its signature sky-blue bottle is simply iconic. The Spirit is distilled three times in a classic Carterhead still — the kind with a botanical basket on top that has been used to infuse the best Gin Spirits for more than one hundred years. This is the "London Dry" process famous around the world. There are ten botanicals, including juniper berries, almond, lemon zest, licorice, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb, and grains of paradise.
Nose/Aroma/Smell - The aroma is classic London Dry with savory notes of pine, coriander, and anise laid over a hidden sweet tone.
Flavor/Taste/Palate - The flavor profile builds upon the aromas with more savory juniper and rosemary notes, but there is a blast of fresh lemon and the peppery bite of cinnamon as well.
Finish - The finish is brisk and clean with lingering pine and herbal notes.