Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire is the world's #1 premium gin!

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 tantalizing, 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.

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 recognized the world over BOMBAY SAPPHIRE inspired the design community to create and explore. The advertising theme “Sublime” is a natural expression of our 'sublime' heritage; our aim is to create wonder and inspire consumers to either rediscover BOMBAY SAPPHIRE or reaffirm their choice.


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Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Laverstoke Mill


The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is based at Laverstoke Mill, near Whitchurch in Hampshire, and sits in a leafy conservation area astride the River Test, just 60 miles from London and 15 miles from Winchester. The site dates back to 10th century; but was most notably a Victorian paper mill, which once produced all the banknote paper for the Bank of England and the British Empire.

The distillery, which opened in October 2014, is the first ever refurbishment project and distillery to achieve a BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating for sustainability. The distillery has since received 15 awards, including 'Grand Master' at the Distillery Masters 2016, and Gold at the VisitEngland Awards 2016 for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Their Self-Discovery Experience guides you through the distillery with an interactive map, which activates "whispering walls" throughout the experience. Alternatively, guests can do a Hosted Experience, where a friendly host accompanies you, on-hand to answer your questions. Across the distillery's sprawling Victorian architecture, you can learn about the history of gin, Laverstoke Mill, and Bombay Sapphire; and also find out about the flavours of the botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire gin so unique.

You can discover the Vapour Infusion distillation process in the Dakin Still House, wander through the Botanical Dry Room, and breathe in the ten exotic botanicals used to make Bombay Sapphire and Star of Bombay. Laverstoke Mill's centrepiece is two magnificent intertwining glasshouses, designed by the Heatherwick Studio (famous for the show-stopping Olympic Cauldron and the new London buses). A dazzling feat of architecture, the houses are constructed from over 700 individual panes of glass - no two are the same. Each tour is finished with a cocktail in the Mill bar, which can be selected from the individual taste profile you put together in the botanical dry room, making the experience tailored to you.

Other experiences include 'cocktail masterclasses', where you can make a range of cocktails with one of our trained gin experts, or specialist horticultural and heritage experiences with our on-site heritage expert and horticultural expert.


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