Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin

Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin

(1l, 40%)


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The classic palate of Bombay Sapphire has been the backbone of premium cocktails for three decades and we’re darned glad about it.

Bombay Sapphire is one of the best known and most popular Gins in the world. It was created in 1986 by International Distillers & Vintners which was part of the mega-merger that created Diageo. Diageo sold the brand to Bacardi in 1997 where it has been raised to flagship status. The entire line of Gins is still produced in England by the famous G&J Greenall — long makers of some of the world’s best Gins — in a new, purpose-built facility and visitor center in Whitchurch, Hampshire.

As we’ve said, Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin in its signature sky-blue bottle is simply iconic. The Spirit is distilled three times in a classic Carterhead still — the kind with a botanical basket on top that has been used to infuse the best Gin Spirits for more than one hundred years. This is the "London Dry" process famous around the world. There are ten botanicals, including juniper berries, almond, lemon zest, licorice, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb, and grains of paradise.

Smartass Corner:
The "Star of Bombay" is a 182 carat cabochon-cut star sapphire mined in Sri Lanka. It was given to the silent film star Mary Pickford by her husband Douglas Fairbanks. She bequeathed it to the Smithsonian Institution where it’s on display. The Gin is named for the gemstone.

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pine
coriander
anise
savoury
juniper
lemon
rosemary
cinnamon
herbs
What does Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is classic London Dry with savory notes of pine, coriander, and anise laid over a hidden sweet tone.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile builds upon the aromas with more savory juniper and rosemary notes, but there is a blast of fresh lemon and the peppery bite of cinnamon as well.

Finish
The finish is brisk and clean with lingering pine and herbal notes.

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Ratings & Reviews
Chaz
Chaz,
Quintessential London Dry Gin
 
Chris
Chris,
My go-to form mixed gin drinks. Juniper forward, pine, but we'll balanced. A classic taste on the London Dry Gin
 
David
David,
One of my top three.
 
David
David,
A little disappointed that this wasn’t smoother. Not something to sip. Ok for mixing, other Gins mix just as well for half the cost. Not finding a long term space in my home bar.
 
Francis
Francis,
My go to gin. Clean and crisp.
 
Justin
Justin,
The best!
 
Joseph
Joseph,
What a gin should be!! The botanicals are full and not overwhelming.
 
Alicia
Alicia,
the best gin i have had
 
Peter
Peter,
Well balanced, smooth. A favorite!
 
Ty
Ty,
Bombay Sapphire has been our staple gin for several years.
 
Michael
Michael,
Solid gin, very smooth.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Great botanical taste, good on the rocks or mixed with tonic. Strong burn when drinking neat.
 
Mary-Ann
Mary-Ann,
Not a sipping gin. Lots of juniper after taste.
 
Donald
Donald,
solid option for mixing
 
John
John,
Sly botanical taste ... just a little, just right.
 
David
David,
My favorite gin especially for martinis.
 
Michał
Michał,
Great gin, very smooth, nice alone with some cubes of ice, but better with tonic water. Not so good with Martini.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
timeless classic
 
Mike
Mike,
smooth and tasty
 
Kyle
Kyle,
My rating is purely subjective because I dislike Gin
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Look, this is a reliable and versatile gin. It's a standard that will work great in a G&T, a martini, or a negroni. If there's any doubt which gin to pick, it's a comfortable old go to. It's not high end, but that's okay.
 
Jason
Jason,
Great gin for G&T's
 
Brian
Brian,
Great with Elderberry tonic
 
Matt
Matt,
Always great with a little Tonic!
 
Raye
Raye,
Gin and tonic
 
Andromeda
Andromeda,
This London dry gin is an all-time favorite, with just a beautiful perfume and clear juniper.
 
guest
guest,
Leicht und perfect zum Mixen
 
Kyle
Kyle,
My house standard for gin. Great taste, crisp, juniper stands out, with a nice peppery aftertaste.
 
Peter
Peter,
Not bad for G&T's
 
Leif
Leif,
All-time favorite gin that's always in stock. I slightly prefer Sapphire East but that's much hard to find.
 
Jake
Jake,
I am not a fan of Gin. Drank this straight on the bus to downtown Orlando as a pledge and I will never make that mistake again. Only bearable when mixed with fruit juice.
 
Scott
Scott,
Drinkable and delicious. The perfect gin for martinis.
 
Jake
Jake,
A good tonic gin.
 
D
D,
Best gin
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
An excellent gin. That said, could I pick it out of a lineup featuring other big-name gins? Probably not.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Just regular gin.
 
guest
guest,
Solid gin for martinis. Dry and earthy. Mixes well.
 
John
John,
Go to gin
 
Carol
Carol,
Like it and it is consistent.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Best off the shelf, find it anywhere, Gin around. There are better Gins, but this is my mainstay when I need something reliable and still good.
 
Achilles
Achilles,
An ice cold Bombay Sapphire martini, straight up, shaken and strained, three olives. Perfection in a glass. The standard by which all other cocktails are measured.
 
Mike
Mike,
My wife's go to. Makes a mean martini.
 
Michael
Michael,
This might be the best London Dry on the market. The only reason it doesn't get a 10 is because I haven't tried them all. Perfect London Dry, citrus and juniper, a bit of pepper and a long spicy finish. I don't think there is a better G&T. Can't wait to try it in a martini
 
Kayleigh
Kayleigh,
Personal favorite, light and smooth, and a go-to for my everyday cocktails.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
My house gin.
 
John
John,
LOVE IT WHEN I AM DRINKING GIN. MY PREFERENCE IS SAPPHIRE ON THE ROCKS WITH ANCHOVY OLIVES.
 
Stuart
Stuart,
Good all rounder.
 
Greg
Greg,
nice hints of juniper. My favorite is The Chemist Gin from Ashville, NC. Check it out.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
I love this gin flavor. My only gin pour at home.
 
Allegra
Allegra,
This is my first choice in gin. Just the right amount of juniper, and nicely dry on the rocks, as a G&T, or in a martini.
 
John
John,
The House Gin...
 
Richard
Richard,
Good every day gin
 
Steven
Steven,
My go-to spirit when I’m not sure what I want. Clean, refreshing, and love the juniper and lemon peel.
 
Wendy
Wendy,
Rocks with a twist
 
Derek
Derek,
my go to cheapish gin. solid all around for G&T
 
Danny
Danny,
Great botanicals love the juniper
 
Bringme
Bringme,
My standard for a G&T
 
Zack
Zack,
Very nice tasting gin. Very floral. Amazing choice to mix for G&T.
 
James
James,
I have the White bottle version: Bombay Dry which is exactly as the name suggests very clean and palatable gin - I prefer to add something citrus-y with it and a Mediterranean Tonic
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Liked it, but had to do with history and the piney notes that are powerful without adding orange and lime.
 
Michael
Michael,
The first time I had this, I asked why am I drinking Tanqueray. Perfect with tonic. Although further in the night it winds up on the rocks.
 
guest
guest,
Crisp smooth and flavoursome. Makes a fantastic Gin & Tonic
 
Chris
Chris,
Really good solid go to
 
Joshua
Joshua,
a decent herbal gin; almost acceptable as a sipper, good in mixed drinks, and nearly strong enough for a good g&r
 
Burton
Burton,
This is not my usual drink, but it is crisp and refreshing. Worth a try.
 
Wendy
Wendy,
I drink gin only in the summertime. And when I drink gin, I choose Bombay Saphire.
 
Cara
Cara,
My favorite for a good Gimlet.
 
Luis
Luis,
Solid gin. Nothing incredible, but never disappoints.
 
guest
guest,
Wonderful in gin and tonics
 
Casey
Casey,
Standard is the word. While it is most certainly not the pinnacle of distilling, there is good reason for it to be widely recognized and stand out as a staple among value brands.
 
August
August,
Very good. Lots of nice flavours. :)
Isak
Isak,
Nice that u like it
Cassandra
Cassandra,
Versatile, I don't have a lot of experience with Gin but I keep coming back to this
 
guest
guest,
Pretty standard gin. A good classic juniper taste but very strong notes of anise, coriander, and liquorice. Extremely well balanced, allowing all the botanicals to perfectly compliment each-other. I give it 5/10, although it is well put together it is rather simple and liquorice is not my favourite especially when it stands out as much as it does here.
 
Jason
Jason,
Perfect Gin for mixers, martinis, and the like. When you're feeling a little Hemingway. Its clear, cool, and clean, it makes you feel civilized.
 
Isaac
Isaac,
Hands down my favorite Gin. Smooth, no crazy after taste. Just simply perfect 👌🏽
 
Megan
Megan,
I love me some magic blue martinis!
 
Michael
Michael,
Delicious!!
 
Todd
Todd,
Perfect for a gin and tonic. Martini's I have other go to gins.
 
David
David,
Notes of coriander, juniper berries and citrus, Better than many gins alone but great for long-drinks and cocktails,
 
guest
guest,
Makes for a good gin tonic
 
Robert
Robert,
My go to gin for martinis, gin n tonics. Smooth, not to junipery. Love it
 
Brian
Brian,
Best used for gin/tonic
 
Justin
Justin,
Smooth, great in a martini or as g&t. Versatile.
 
Charles
Charles,
Good easy dry gin, great for making gin tonics and dry martinis alike.
 
guest
guest,
Great base for GT
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
One of the best gins. I have tried countless gins. Many are good and I always have a few to choose from in my cabinet, but this one is a staple I refuse to be without.
 
Landen
Landen,
just don't like Gin
 
Austin
Austin,
Favorite Gin
 
Scotty
Scotty,
Always a good choice, clean, fresh, and delicious.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Gin isn't my forte. But of the few i have had Sapphire is the base line for quality. My preferred cocktail: Gin-Ger Ale 1 shot of gin and a can of Ginger Ale. If you can find it, Sapphire East adds a little bit more flavor.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Subtle flavor no strong pine tree taste
 
Joseph
Joseph,
good for Martini's that's all I use this for
 
Papa
Papa,
wonderful for a martini
 
Carmine
Carmine,
This was my drink of choice for years!! If I’m drinking gin I’ll have this magical liquid over any other brand!! Oh the memories...
 
Chris
Chris,
your average cheap gin
 
James
James,
Martini - YES; G&T - Not so much. The Bombay Dry is my favorite of the reasonably-priced gins.
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Smells fresh and starts off mild but quickly turns harsh. Any subtle hint of juniper is quickly overwhelmed by salt and pepper finish. Better choices out there.
 
Marc
Marc,
Nice average gin that does not have the skunky taste that green bottled gins have. You pay for the name, but a good gin.
 
Scott
Scott,
Run of the mill gin - Not Hendricks but OK
 
Brian
Brian,
My go-to for a great G&T
 
Doug
Doug,
Good go-to gin to keep around the house. I now prefer their "East" version which is a bit more black-pepper forward and contains lemongrass, but this is the gin that I got started with, so it holds a special place for me.
 
Derris
Derris,
Always does the trick when trying to wind down a busy day
 
Jim
Jim,
My go to gin. I love a dirty martini made with this one.
 
Valerie
Valerie,
Pretty standard, good sipping Gin
 
Mike
Mike,
Refreshing and light
 
Kristian
Kristian,
With a splash of club and some muddled cucumbers, this is my summertime go to.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Love it! Smooth swallow!
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Bombay Sapphire is a cheap, well made gin with less juniper punch than Tanqueray. This doesn't make it ideal for everything however and it certainly isn't worth drinking on its own. Bombay Sapphire makes a great G&T (grab the Fever Tree tonic and some actual limes) and an okay classic martini if it's shaken. It can't hold its own in a negroni however. A good shelf standard but you'll want an alternate.
 
Derrel
Derrel,
Love it in a very dry martini.
 
Michael
Michael,
I'm no pro connoisseur, however, I enjoy the light citrus flavor followed by a pleasant juniper finish. None of the flavors over power eachother either, which is great. This, in my opinion, leads to a complex and defined gin which may very well compete with the more expensive top shelf distilleries.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Love this gin. Crisp and clean. Even drier would be better
 
seth
seth,
It's good but is missing the piney flavors like tangeray has
 
Cameron
Cameron,
Very good
 
Mary-Margaret
Mary-Margaret,
Gin reminds me of mosquito repellant
 
Gary
Gary,
Love it
 
David
David,
Love the smoothness of this spirit, the best damn martini comes from Bombay Sapphire, with the exception of maybe Plymouth Gin
 
Dustin
Dustin,
When I decide to go the gin route Bombay is the only way to go.
 
Paul
Paul,
My go to, when I am out and about. When mixed properly, Bombay Sapphire is a fantastic classic dry gin.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
very clean, pine scent, acerbic. I always get a bit of sweetness from Bombay that I haven't gotten much agreement on, but whatever. It's good. I don't buy it for myself because it's an out for gift givers, but it's good.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Makes great dirty martinis
 
Wes
Wes,
Martini, perfect.
 
andrea
andrea,
Colpo sicuro, una certezza
 
John
John,
Never Dissapoints
 
Rich
Rich,
Crisp
 
guest
guest,
Great gin. Not a huge gin fan but this stuff is a staple to stock at the bar.
 
Matt
Matt,
Beautiful, balanced gin. Damn near perfection in a GnT
 
guest
guest,
Smoth balanced great $ for quality
 
guest
guest,
Smooth and drinkable
 
George
George,
Forever the go to, in any situation.
 
guest
guest,
Solid gin
 
Jaka
Jaka,
The best
 
Derek
Derek,
Easy drinking,
 
Geoff
Geoff,
Solid.
 
guest
guest,
Decent Gin!
 
Richard
Richard,
Can't go wrong with Bombay Sapphire. Whatever your Gin cocktail of choice is Bombay makes it better.
 
Denis
Denis,
Джин как джин. Либо стопками либо в коктейлях.
 
Frank
Frank,
Komplex, reicher Geschmack nach Wacholder
 
guest
guest,
Spicy
 
guest
guest,
Wonderful balanced combination of Botanicals and Herbs. Truly comes to life with tonic and a lime. Simple and refreshing.
 
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