The Bottom Line
- A beautiful, aromatic gin.
- Readily available and affordable - quality at a great price.
- Perfect for any gin cocktail, especially Martinis and Gin & Tonics.
- Sorry, the gin is not blue, just the bottle.
- London Dry Gin distilled in Chesire, England - vapor infused with 10 botanicals
- juniper, almond, grains of paradise, lemon peel, liquorice, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia bark, cubeb berries
- Imported by Bombay Spirits Company
- Distributed by Bacardi Limited
- 47% alc/volume (94 proof)
- Launched in 1987, based on 1761 recipe
- Retails for around $22/750ml bottle
Guide Review - Bombay Sapphire Gin
This aromatic flavoring leads to a very mixable gin for any cocktail you desire and it has inspired many modern twists on classic cocktails. Bombay Sapphire makes a superb Martini that is not overly priced but matches the depth of many of the more expensive gins. The wonderful aroma alone led me to employ it as a preferred base for two of my original cocktails, the Lavender Martini and Dafne Martini.
If you are a Gin and Tonic fan, this just happens to be one of the best gins for the drink and I can almost guarantee that you will find it behind every bar. For a fruitier version of the G&T, two modern twists, the American Collins and Red White and Sapphire are fantastic choices - one with raspberries and the other with bing cherries and blueberries. Yet another option is the Lavender Sapphire Collins. You may notice a propensity for lavender and Bombay and that is because it is a perfect marriage. In reality I cannot see being let down by any Bombay Sapphire cocktail.
Bombay Sapphire opens with a touch of juniper, a ripe citrus and hints of spice in the fragrance. The palate is exceptionally smooth and allows the botanicals to open up one by one and mix in the most lovely way with juniper slightly at the forefront. The finish is bolder but retains the spirit's brightness.
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