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Location and contact:

Address:Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Laverstoke Mill,
London Road,
Whitchurch,
Hampshire
RG28 7NR
Website:

http://distillery.bombaysapphire.com/

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Operated by: Bacardi Ltd

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire opened to the public on 1st October 2014. It has been completely renovated from a derelict mill into a state of the art premium gin distillery and visitor experience, encompassing the highest standards in design, functionality and sustainability.

Visitors have the chance to uncover the unique Vapour Infusion process that gives Bombay Sapphire gin such a bright, fresh flavour in the Dakin Still House.

Guests can also explore the ten botanicals nurtured in partnership with Kew Gardens Innovation Unit in the stunning glasshouses designed by Heatherwick Studio.

You can also discover the aromas and unique flavour profile of each of the exotic botanicals in the Botanical Dry Room.

There is also the opportunity to explore the rich history of both Laverstoke Mill and Bombay Sapphire within the Heritage Room and Gallery, and then browse the limited editions of Bombay Sapphire and cocktail accessories in the Gin Shop.

To complete the experience, guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary Bombay Sapphire cocktail in the Mill Bar or on the Terrace next to the River Test.

From October to March the distillery will be open from 10am until 8pm daily. From April to September it will be open from 11am to 6pm. To book to visit the Bombay Sapphire distillery at Laverstoke Mill visit www.bombaysapphire.com.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Brands:

Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin Bottle

Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin

A truly iconic gin with a creative spirit. Combining the expertise of our master of botanicals and master distiller and produced from an original 1761 recipe, this is a gin with fresh, bright citrus notes, a lively juniper character and an elegant, light spicy finish. Sustainably sourced from the very best growers around the world, they extract the truest flavour from our 10 hand-selected botanicals using a unique vapour infusion process.
Bombay Dry Gin Bottle

Bombay Dry Gin

Using eight exotic botanicals, Bombay Sapphire’s classic London dry gin offers a more traditional taste with strong juniper flavours and a powerful dry finish. Bombay dry is still based on the same time-honoured recipe from 1761. Their unique vapour infusion process, used to distil all Bombay gins, delicately extracts the best from each botanical.

Bombay Sapphire East

Created using an artisan Vapour Infusion distillation method and adding two new botanicals to the original Bombay Sapphire. Gin historical recipe; crisp Thai Lemongrass and spicy Vietnamese Black Peppercorn, Bombay Sapphire East Gin will take the senses on a journey unlike any other. The 12 exotic botanicals, in Bombay Sapphire East gin include: Juniper Berries, Coriander Seeds, Liquorice Root, Almonds, Lemon Peel, Cassia Bark, Orris Root, Angelica Root, Cubeb Berries, Grains of Paradise, Lemon Grass and Black Peppercorns While most gins are made by boiling botanicals in neutral grain spirit, Bombay Sapphire East gin is created through a unique Vapour Infusion process that combines the botanicals with the spirit while it is still in vapour form. The result is a classic London dry gin that is incomparably smooth, nuanced and flavourful.
Bombay Bramble Distilled Gin Bottle

Bombay Bramble Distilled Gin

Inspired by the modern classic gin cocktail the bramble; Bombay Bramble is a bold distilled gin with the 100% natural flavour of freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries. This is perfectly balanced with the vibrant juniper notes of Bombay Sapphire’s Classic signature gin. A real fruit infusion gives a distinct colour and natural flavour with no added sugar.
Bombay Sapphire Sunset Edition Gin Bottle

Bombay Sapphire Sunset Gin

This special edition Bombay Sapphire gin is inspired by the mellow heat and orange glow of the setting sun, as day becomes night. This aromatic gin, with spicy and citrus notes is a unique expression of the classic Bombay Sapphire recipe created at their award-winning Laverstoke Mill distillery
Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon Gin bottle

Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon Gin

The finest sustainably-sourced Spanish citrus fruits brings vibrant flavours to this small-batch gin, made to make any occasion instantly more special. Against the classic Bombay Sapphire taste, this expression beautifully balances sweet orange and mandarin, while allowing the vibrancy of Bombay Sapphire's signature Murcian lemons to shine through. Each distillation is precisely cut by our master distiller to ensure utmost flavour and quality year on year.

Bombay Sapphire English Estate Gin

Bombay Sapphire English Estate is a limited edition gin based on the hugely popular Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin. Infused with the three new botanicals: Rosehip, Pennyroyal Mint and toasted Hazelnut, and inspired by the surrounding area of their home at Laverstoke Mill - Hampshire. Whilst ordinary gins boil their botanicals directly in the spirit to achieve their flavour, the taste of Bombay Sapphire gin is created through the Vapour Infusion process.

Star of Bombay Gin

This Gin is a variation of Bombay's bestselling gin Bombay Sapphire, but with Bergamot orange peel from Calabria in southern Italy and Ambrette seed from Ecuador – on top of the 10 botanicals used in Sapphire. The new special edition Star of Bombay gin is also presented in a modern bottle which follows a number of gins in selling in a bottle with exquisite detail.

Oxley Classic English Dry Gin

Oxley is made by the innovative Cold Distillation process and is the first spirit created without the use of elevated temperatures. Cold Distillation occurs at -5 degrees celcius capturing the natural flavours of the botanicals and preserving them in the final spirit. While Cold Distillation makes the fresh, bright, smooth taste of Oxley possible, what makes it achievable is the small batch crafted production methods that ensure consistent and exceptionally high quality of spirit. Only 240 bottles can be produced each day, making Oxley a genuine rarity. No effort is spared in the selection of only the finest quality botanicals. Some are peeled by hand, while others are cut or ground. They are then weighed and measured by hand to precisely the right proportions. The fourteen botanicals in Oxley Gin are Juniper, grapefruit, orange, lemon, coriander, cassia bark, liquorice, angelica root, orris root, almonds, cocoa nibs, meadowsweet, vanilla and nutmeg. Exclusive botanicals: Cocoa nibs Meadowsweet Vanilla

Bosford Rose

Bosford Rose is gluten-free and distilled with the same botanicals used in the original Bosford London Dry Gin recipe, created in 1948 and long-popular across Europe. This gin consists of juniper, coriander, angelica, lemon and orange peel. It is then blended with strawberry and raspberry flavors and a hint of sugar that gives Bosford Rose a light sweetness to soften the sometimes-bitter taste gin is known for, making it appealing to both loyal and non-gin drinkers alike.

Further information:

Bacardi Ltd

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire opened to the public on 1st October 2014. It has been completely renovated from a derelict mill into a state of the art premium gin distillery and visitor experience, encompassing the highest standards in design, functionality and sustainability. Visitors have the chance to uncover the unique Vapour Infusion process that gives Bombay Sapphire gin such a bright, fresh flavour in the Dakin Still House. Guests can also explore the ten botanicals nurtured in partnership with Kew Gardens Innovation Unit in the stunning glasshouses designed by Heatherwick Studio. You can also discover the…

Dr Anne Brock, Bombay Sapphire

Combining chemistry and cocktails Bombay Sapphire’s Master Distiller Dr Anne Brock, who has just been appointed as The Gin Guild’s Grand Rectifier, has enjoyed a rapid rise to a leading role in the gin industry. But her journey took an unusual route from her intended destination of joining the medical profession. When she realised this wasn’t her calling, Anne left medical school and became a bartender. Returning to university, she studied chemistry, eventually obtaining a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Oxford. “After university I was struggling to decide what I wanted to do and a friend suggested…