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.
What does Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin taste like?
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
Few Gin distillers make their own alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral Spirit: A commodity that distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavor-infusing process that makes each Gin different.
My go-to form mixed gin drinks. Juniper forward, pine, but we'll balanced. A classic taste on the London Dry Gin
One of my top three.
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.
My go to gin. Clean and crisp.
What a gin should be!! The botanicals are full and not overwhelming.
the best gin i have had
Well balanced, smooth. A favorite!
Bombay Sapphire has been our staple gin for several years.
Solid gin, very smooth.
Great botanical taste, good on the rocks or mixed with tonic. Strong burn when drinking neat.
Not a sipping gin. Lots of juniper after taste.
solid option for mixing
Sly botanical taste ... just a little, just right.
My favorite gin especially for martinis.
Great gin, very smooth, nice alone with some cubes of ice, but better with tonic water. Not so good with Martini.
smooth and tasty
My rating is purely subjective because I dislike Gin
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.
Great gin for G&T's
Great with Elderberry tonic
Always great with a little Tonic!
Gin and tonic
This London dry gin is an all-time favorite, with just a beautiful perfume and clear juniper.
Leicht und perfect zum Mixen
My house standard for gin. Great taste, crisp, juniper stands out, with a nice peppery aftertaste.
Not bad for G&T's
All-time favorite gin that's always in stock. I slightly prefer Sapphire East but that's much hard to find.
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.
Drinkable and delicious. The perfect gin for martinis.
A good tonic gin.
An excellent gin. That said, could I pick it out of a lineup featuring other big-name gins? Probably not.
Just regular gin.
Solid gin for martinis. Dry and earthy. Mixes well.
Go to gin
Like it and it is consistent.
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.
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.
My wife's go to. Makes a mean martini.
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
Personal favorite, light and smooth, and a go-to for my everyday cocktails.
My house gin.
LOVE IT WHEN I AM DRINKING GIN. MY PREFERENCE IS SAPPHIRE ON THE ROCKS WITH ANCHOVY OLIVES.
Good all rounder.
nice hints of juniper. My favorite is The Chemist Gin from Ashville, NC. Check it out.
I love this gin flavor. My only gin pour at home.
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.
The House Gin...
Good every day gin
My go-to spirit when I’m not sure what I want. Clean, refreshing, and love the juniper and lemon peel.
Rocks with a twist
my go to cheapish gin. solid all around for G&T
Great botanicals love the juniper
My standard for a G&T
Very nice tasting gin. Very floral. Amazing choice to mix for G&T.
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
Liked it, but had to do with history and the piney notes that are powerful without adding orange and lime.
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.
Crisp smooth and flavoursome. Makes a fantastic Gin & Tonic
Really good solid go to
a decent herbal gin; almost acceptable as a sipper, good in mixed drinks, and nearly strong enough for a good g&r
This is not my usual drink, but it is crisp and refreshing. Worth a try.
I drink gin only in the summertime. And when I drink gin, I choose Bombay Saphire.
My favorite for a good Gimlet.
Solid gin. Nothing incredible, but never disappoints.
Wonderful in gin and tonics
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.
Very good. Lots of nice flavours. :)
Nice that u like it
Versatile, I don't have a lot of experience with Gin but I keep coming back to this
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.
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.
Hands down my favorite Gin. Smooth, no crazy after taste. Just simply perfect 👌🏽
I love me some magic blue martinis!
Perfect for a gin and tonic. Martini's I have other go to gins.
Notes of coriander, juniper berries and citrus,
Better than many gins alone but great for long-drinks and cocktails,
Makes for a good gin tonic
My go to gin for martinis, gin n tonics. Smooth, not to junipery. Love it
Best used for gin/tonic
Smooth, great in a martini or as g&t. Versatile.
Good easy dry gin, great for making gin tonics and dry martinis alike.
Great base for GT
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.
just don't like Gin
Always a good choice, clean, fresh, and delicious.
Gin isn't my forte. But of the few i have had Sapphire is the base line for quality.
My preferred cocktail:
1 shot of gin and a can of Ginger Ale.
If you can find it, Sapphire East adds a little bit more flavor.
Subtle flavor no strong pine tree taste
good for Martini's that's all I use this for
wonderful for a martini
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...
your average cheap gin
Martini - YES; G&T - Not so much. The Bombay Dry is my favorite of the reasonably-priced gins.
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.
Nice average gin that does not have the skunky taste that green bottled gins have.
You pay for the name, but a good gin.
Run of the mill gin - Not Hendricks but OK
My go-to for a great G&T
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.
Always does the trick when trying to wind down a busy day
My go to gin.
I love a dirty martini made with this one.
Pretty standard, good sipping Gin
Refreshing and light
With a splash of club and some muddled cucumbers, this is my summertime go to.
Love it! Smooth swallow!
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.
Love it in a very dry martini.
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.
Love this gin. Crisp and clean. Even drier would be better
It's good but is missing the piney flavors like tangeray has
Gin reminds me of mosquito repellant
Love the smoothness of this spirit, the best damn martini comes from Bombay Sapphire, with the exception of maybe Plymouth Gin
When I decide to go the gin route Bombay is the only way to go.
My go to, when I am out and about. When mixed properly, Bombay Sapphire is a fantastic classic dry gin.
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.
Makes great dirty martinis
Colpo sicuro, una certezza
Great gin. Not a huge gin fan but this stuff is a staple to stock at the bar.
Beautiful, balanced gin. Damn near perfection in a GnT
Smoth balanced great $ for quality
Smooth and drinkable
Forever the go to, in any situation.
Can't go wrong with Bombay Sapphire. Whatever your Gin cocktail of choice is Bombay makes it better.
Джин как джин. Либо стопками либо в коктейлях.
Komplex, reicher Geschmack nach Wacholder
Wonderful balanced combination of Botanicals and Herbs. Truly comes to life with tonic and a lime. Simple and refreshing.