Bombay Sapphire


Bombay Sapphire

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The flat-sided, sapphire-blue bottle that the world has come to know as love as Bombay Sapphire has only been around since 1986. The recipe for this world-famous gin was inspired by the secret recipe for Bombay Original, which can trace its roots all the way back to 1761.

To the juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica root, almonds, lemon peel, cassia bark, orris root, and liquorice that are in the original recipe are added grains of paradise and cubeb berries. These additions help the already delicious original recipe go to the next level, crafting a gin that continues to win over palates even today. It helps that Bombay chooses to vapour infuse all of its botanicals into the neutral base spirit. Many producers choose to boil their botanicals, but Bombay believes that vapour infusion leads to a more delicate final product.

Even though the bottle is blue, the gin within is not. This remarkable product is a beautiful premium gin that sets itself apart from the rest thanks to its innovative botanical list and its steam infusion method. The flavour profile of this much-loved product allows it to get along well with any number of flavours, including fruit. With its reasonable price, there is no reason not to have a bottle of Bombay Sapphire on the ready for when the need for gin arises.

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Technical sheet

Category:Gin (Spirits)
Producer: Bombay Spirits Co.
Volume: 70cl Other volumes
Alcohol Vol.: 40%
Country: England
Number Of Distillations: 3 Distillation
Type Of Gin: London Dry

Description of Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire


  • Colour: Bombay Sapphire is a transparent spirit.
  • Aroma: Bombay Sapphire shows sweet, floral and aromatic notes with dominant aromas of citrus, juniper and spices.
  • Taste: The palate is light at first and then slowly turns oily, giving out spicy and earthy flavour notes. The finish is sweet and lingering, followed by aromas of juniper and peppery spices.

PRODUCER: Bombay Spirits at Laverstock Mill. This brand was first launched in 1986 by IDV, one of the leading wine-merchants of England. In 1997 it was sold to Bacardi. The name originates from the fact that gin was one of the most popular spirits in India during the British Raj. Sapphire on the other hand refers to the violet-blue Star of Bombay, mined from Sri Lanka and currently being displayed at the Smithsonian Institution.

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

PRODUCTION DETAILS: The gin is produced by a triple distillation process. During the distillation process, hand-selected botanicals are carefully layered in the copper baskets, to infuse the aroma and flavour. This method makes sure more of the delicate floral aromas and flavours are embedded in the spirit. The botanicals used during the production of this gin are: Juniper berries, Lemon peel, Coriander, Angelica root, Orris, Grains of Paradise, Cubeb Berries, Cassia Bark, Almonds and Liquorice.


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The Producer

Bombay Spirits Co.

Bombay Spirits Co.

The story of Bombay Spirits Co. reads itself like a travel journal, running down from "the vibrant souks in Marrakesh to the vastness of the Sahara desert", where the company seeks out the coriander seeds. From Marrocco over West Africa we pass on the Indonesian island, Java, where Bombay Spirits Co searches for the grains of paradise, finally arriving in Indo-China.

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Reviews of Bombay Sapphire


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I liked it better before when he came to 47º, still it seems like a good gin Combo.
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Bombay Sapphire

4 /5

- Bombay Sapphire has a unique distillation process: There are only four Carterhead stills working in the world today and are distinctive to Bombay Sapphire.
- Unlike other gins which boil their botanicals with the spirit, the Bombay spirit is distilled alone. To achieve the unique flavour, the spirit passes through the botanicals in vapour form. This allows each delicate aroma to be fully absorbed. The result is a complex, yet subtle taste sensation.
- Triple distilled, 100% neutral grain spirit is heated into vapour form. Vapour is sent through the rectifying column, unique to a Carterhead still. The baffle system, situated in the column, allows only the purest spirit to pass through.
- Purified vapour passes through a copper basket containing 10 natural botanicals and absorbs their delicate flavours. The vapour is turned into liquid and received into a spirit safe as Bombay Sapphire.
- The selection and balance of their botanicals is based on a recipe dating from 1761. The selection of botanicals used to create Bombay Sapphire is an extensive process with no expense is spared.
- Bombay Sapphire is blended with pure water from Lake Vyrnwy and bottled.
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4 /5

Bombay Saphire, dethroned the great gins of Premium due to the countless number of gins that have come on the market.
A London Dry Gin (10 botanicals) with a nose of medium intensity reminds me of spices and nuts, with a background of lemon.
The palate is soft and dry, with persistence. Here the most sack balls are juniper.
I serve in shot glass, ice cap (to fill the cup) lime skin (I wear a pair, I like the pretty citrus twist), time to take gin (short story 1001, 1002 and 1003 ) and finally, aided by a spiral spoon, lemon tonic tonic Premium, with which potentiometric citrus aromas.

Ideal for cocktails like the Gin Sour version of the Tom Collins gin.
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Gin Bombay Sapphire: la ginebra de siempre

4 /5

TASTING NOTES OF Bombay Sapphire:
- Color: Crystal.
- Flavour: powerful aroma, complex, character, citrus, spirits, herbs, juniper notes, balsamic.
- Taste: powerful, round, elegant, spicy mouth.

COUNTRY: England.

DETAILS OF PREPARATION: distillation independently in the only four stills Carterhead the world.
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