Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin
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  • pine
  • coriander
  • anise
  • savoury
  • juniper
  • lemon
  • rosemary
  • cinnamon
  • herbs

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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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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  • pine
  • coriander
  • anise
  • savoury
  • juniper
  • lemon
  • rosemary
  • cinnamon
  • herbs
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Character Dogson
Bombay Sapphire is made using a carter-head still, through a process called vapor infusion. There are only a few of these types of still left in the world, and Bombay Sapphire has three of them.
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.
Is Gin gluten free? Sort of. While Gin is made from a grain Spirit, which could include wheat, barley or even rye, some experts say that it’s still suitable for those on gluten-free diets due to being distilled. The distillation process removes enough of the gluten protein in the drink to make it gluten-free. But proceed with caution.
Gin was so cheap and popular in London in the first half of the 18th century, an epidemic of drunkenness engulfed the city. There were 7,000 Gin shops by 1730 and wasted Londoners fell victim to acts of violence and widespread addiction. The government had to step in with an emergency legislation to stop the so-called "Gin Craze".
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bombay Sapphire is made using a carter-head still, through a process called vapor infusion. There are only a few of these types of still left in the world, and Bombay Sapphire has three of them.
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.
Is Gin gluten free? Sort of. While Gin is made from a grain Spirit, which could include wheat, barley or even rye, some experts say that it’s still suitable for those on gluten-free diets due to being distilled. The distillation process removes enough of the gluten protein in the drink to make it gluten-free. But proceed with caution.
Gin was so cheap and popular in London in the first half of the 18th century, an epidemic of drunkenness engulfed the city. There were 7,000 Gin shops by 1730 and wasted Londoners fell victim to acts of violence and widespread addiction. The government had to step in with an emergency legislation to stop the so-called "Gin Craze".
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