The world’s number one premium gin by value, Bombay Sapphire has announced Dr. Anne Brock as its Master Distiller.

The Director at the Gin Guild joins the Bacardi owned Bombay Sapphire from Bermonsdey Distillery, makers of Jensen’s Gin.

Educated at Oxford University, Brock achieved a PhD in Organic Chemistry from St. Catherine’s College and joins Bacardi after spending four years as lead distiller for Bermondsey Gin Ltd.

A well-respected member of the gin community, Brock currently holds a position on the board of Directors at the Gin Guild and will bring her passion for the gin category to her role at the Bombay Sapphire distillery, based at the award-winning Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire.

Working alongside the Bombay Sapphire Master of Botanicals, Ivano Tonutti, Brock will lead a team of 14 distillers who produce every bottle of Bombay Sapphire enjoyed around the world. Brock will be responsible for the production of the premium spirit and for fulfilling global demand for BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®. Brock comments:

I am extremely proud to be joining Bombay Sapphire and to be representing such an iconic leader of the gin category. As an individual who is incredibly passionate about gin, I look forward to working with a team who share a drive to push boundaries and innovate.

“At Bombay Sapphire, we are committed to excellence and pioneering the gin category, and we are delighted to welcome Dr. Anne Brock who shares in our vision and will help us continue to lead the category.

Anne is a well-known and much-respected member of the wider gin community, and her knowledge and technical experience will no doubt be put to good use in her role as Master Distiller,” says Jo Botwood, Global Brand Director, Bombay Sapphire.

Brock joins the business in the year that the brand delivered A Gin of Ten Journeys, a Europe-wide summer campaign; and The Grand Journey, a dedicated experiential concept highlighting the incredible botanicals that go in to every drop of Bombay Sapphire. The brand has also driven trade advocacy across key markets through The Glasshouse Project, an industry-leading programme now in its second year.