While single malt whiskey is evidently a firm favorite here at The Whiskey Place, there are other spirits deserved of the spotlight now and again, and Bombay Sapphire is a fine example. Recently awarded a score of 92 (on a 100 point scale) from the Beverage Tasting Institute, Bombay Sapphire is a very affordable gin that offers incomparable quality.
A gin distributed by Bacardi, and adored since its inception in 1987, Bombay Sapphire derives its name from gin’s popularity in India during the time of the British Raj. The drink’s popularity is partly due to its distinct flavoring, which is the result of combining 10 botanicals including almond, lemon peel, liquorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb and grains of paradise.
Bombay Sapphire is also triple distilled using a carterhead still, and the vapors are passed through a mesh containing the aforementioned botanicals so that the alcohol gains a singular flavor and aroma.
While this gin can be used in a huge variety of cocktails from martinis to negronis, arguably the best way to serve gin is as a classic G&T, i.e. combining one part Bombay Sapphire with two parts well chilled tonic water over plenty of ice and garnishing with a lime wedge.
So if you are not currently in the mood to buy whiskey, why not try branching out with Bombay?