Bombay Sapphire Gin
Bombay Saphhire is a world famous gin known for its distinctive blue bottle. Every drop contains 10 hand-selected botanicals from exotic locations around the world. The most versatile gin for cocktail creativity. Perfectly balanced, bright and fresh.
Named after the Indias most celebrated jewel, Bombay Saphhire is the epitome of the great style and accession of the days of the British Empire. The recipe includes the botanicals-grains of paridise, almonds, lemon peel, licorice, juniper berries, cubeb berries, orris, coriander, angelica, and cassia bark. While most gins boil their botanicals directly in the spirit to achieve their flavor, Bombay Saphhire gin is vapor-infused with 10 botanicals. This allows for the essential oils and aromas to be delicately extracted.
Bombay's spirit of innovation and inspiration is not only embodied in its gin, but in its Master of Botanicals himself, Ivano Tonutti. Travelling to the four corners of the world, he’s developed personal relationships with each and every supplier, some going back decades. As Ivano himself says, this absolute attention to detail is “simply about maintaining the standard of care behind Bombay's gin".
Creating the finest gin possible takes the highest quality raw ingredients. Bombay uses up to 12 precious botanicals suspended above the spirit in perforated copper baskets during distillation. That way, as the heated spirit vapors rise, they’re gently infused with all the rich aromatic flavors the botanicals release.
While ordinary gins boil their botanicals directly in the spirit to achieve their flavor, the wonderfully distinctive taste of the gin is created using the Vapour Infusion process. We still use original Carterhead stills – Tom and Mary – from the 1830s, but the team has now added two state-of-the-art 12,000 litre copper pot stills – Henry and Victoria – to Bombay's refurbished original stills.
Enjoying an enthusiastic resurgence in modern cocktail culture, Gin, a.k.a. ‘Dutch Courage,’ was originally touted as a 16th century cure for cowardice and stomach ailments. Arguably the broadest and most dynamic category of spirits in terms of flavor profiles and production styles, Gin is a distilled grain spirit that derives its primary flavor from juniper berries and secondary flavors from a dazzling array of spices, herbs, fruits and botanicals. It is both produced and enjoyed all around the world and is most commonly mixed into cocktails such as the Martini or simply added to tonic water.