Bombay Sapphire is the world's fastest growing premium gin and number one premium gin by value.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE embraces its history of imaginative thinking stemming from the gin making process to the inspired blue bottle.
Enjoyed in more than 120 countries, the tantalising, smooth and complex taste of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is a product of the perfect blend of the finest raw ingredients; a perfect balance of a unique combination of 10 hand-selected exotic botanicals from around the world.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin has an extraordinary smoothness with the overall taste being perfectly balanced. Inspiring the imagination of bartenders the world over, the aromatic flavors and crisp yet delicate finish create versatility unmatched by other gins that can be savored in inventive long drinks or perfectly balanced martinis; in classic or contemporary cocktails.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin has an extraordinary smoothness with the overall taste being perfectly balanced.
A heritage rooted in innovation
Since its creation, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE has taken an innovative approach to gin making - one of the secrets to its success. It is based on a 1761 recipe created by pioneering English distiller Thomas Dakin. To this day BOMBAY SAPPHIRE continues to be made using the artisanal Vapour Infusion distillation process, which we believe has been used by the Dakin family since 1836.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE was also the first premium gin to showcase the importance of its 10 botanicals, which are hand-selected from exotic locations around the world by Ivano Tonutti; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Master of Botanicals.
Launched in the 1980’s to capture the imagination of an American audience, the striking translucent blue glass bottle completely rejuvenated and reinvented the gin category and is celebrated to this day.
The stand-out bottle merged sleek modern design with colonial imagery harking back to UK gin heritage, including most prominently, Queen Victoria.
Creativity at its heart
Creativity and beauty has long been at the heart of the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE story. From its artisan Vapour Infusion distillation process to the careful selection of the 10 exotic botanicals and with its inspired blue bottle recognised the world over BOMBAY SAPPHIRE inspired the design community to create and explore. The advertising theme 'Imagination Distilled' celebrates BOMBAY SAPPHIRE'S unique approach to gin making while telling stories from the exotic locations from where its botanicals are sourced.
September 18th, 2014
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Bombay Sapphire Distillery
The Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire is opening its doors for the first time in 2014. Guests will embark on a journey that reveals what makes Bombay Sapphire such a unique gin. They will discover the story behind the craftsmanship of Bombay Sapphire, in our state of the art, sustainable distillery. Every guest will be able to explore the distillery on their own terms, in their own time.
Estate Manager Will Brix comments “The distillery will offer a memorable experience where everyone is welcome to discover Bombay Sapphire unscripted and as it happens in our working distillery. With such a rich history and natural beauty, Laverstoke Mill is the perfect setting for us to showcase our unique Vapour Infusion distillation process and the ten exotic botanicals in the stunning Glasshouses designed by Heatherwick Studios.”
For those who want more detailed information, the distillery will also offer daily hosted experiences and cocktail classes as well as a range of exciting and engaging scheduled events.
Bombay Sapphire has experienced great success in recent years; it is therefore the right time to establish its own production site to enable continued growth and success. Laverstoke Mill was chosen for this multi-million pound project due to its distinctive beauty, history and suitability for re-development.
Master Distiller Nik Fordham is rightly proud of the stunning development “The renovation of such a historic site into a modern distillery embodies the care, skill and creativity that make Bombay Sapphire the successful brand and high quality gin that it is today.”
Laverstoke Mill has an amazing history as, for more than 200 years, it produced high quality paper for the banknotes of England and the British Empire. Bombay Sapphire celebrates this heritage and is also drawn to Laverstoke by the natural beauty of the site. Located in the protected Hampshire countryside with the River Test flowing through the site, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery will offer a truly unique experience when it opens its doors in 2014.