Every drop of Bombay Sapphire Gin contains 10 hand-selected botanicals from exotic locations around the world. These botanicals include juniper, lemon peel, coriander, angelica, orris, grains of paradise and cassia. From the heat of our Moroccan cubeb berries to the spice of our West African Grains of Paradise, every one of our ten precious botanicals are chosen to bring their own special something to our gin.
Creating the finest gin possible doesn’t only take only the highest quality raw ingredients. While ordinary gins boil their botanicals directly in the spirit to achieve their flavour, the wonderfully distinctive taste of Bombay Sapphire 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. The botanicals are 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.
Uniquely distilled, they come together to give Bombay Sapphire Gin its tantalising, smooth and complex taste.