Bombay Sapphire ‘Star of Bombay’ London Dry Gin
A bolder expression of our signature style. With two additional botanicals, carefully selected then slowly distilled for a more intense flavour. Adding a rich new dimension to our original recipe. Ambrette seeds, solely sourced from Ecuador. And gently dried bergamot orange peel hand-picked in Calabria.
Bombay Sapphire is one of the few gins that has transcended the category, perhaps even helping to elevate it out of the doldrums and into great prominence again. With its iconic blue bottle it is easily one of the world’s most recognised spirits, and can be found in bars across the world. Launched in 1987 and distributed by Bacardi, Bombay is based on one of the earliest recorded recipes for a premium quality London Dry gin.
Creating the finest gin possibly takes the highest quality raw ingredients. We use up to 12 precious botanicals suspended above the spirit in perforated copper baskets during distillation. That way, as the heated spirit vapours rise, they’re gently infused with all the rich aromatic flavours our botanicals release.
While ordinary gins boil their botanicals directly in the spirit to achieve their flavour, the wonderfully distinctive taste of our gin is created using the Vapour Infusion process. We still use our original Carterhead stills – Tom and Mary – from the 1830s, but we have now added two state-of-the-art 12,000 litre copper pot stills – Henry and Victoria – to our refurbished original stills.