Gin Madness-Day 6-A Look at Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin
Bombay Sapphire, is the sibling to the original Bombay gin offering, that of Bombay London Dry Gin, which has been in production since 1761. With a name that hearkens back to the origins and popularity of the original Bombay in British run India, Bombay Sapphire gets its name from the blue sapphire-like bottle that it is sold in. The Sapphire offering of Bombay has been in production since 1987, and is created using a process known as vapor infusion, a process very few gin distillers use. Bombay creates its gin with the use of a Carter-head still, which utilizes a perforated copper basket to keep its botanicals separate and allows the spirit vapor to pass up through the still and remove any impurities before hitting the top of the still.
The process behind Bombay Sapphire results in a gin that starts off with inklings of juniper, that leads into a menagerie of kitchen spices including fennel, dill and coriander. As you take in the spirit you continue to be hit with a continuous barrage of earthy flavors, including hints of dough, fresh cut grass, and orange, oh lovely lovely orange. This spirit leaves with a finale of black licorice and celery.
The Well Traveled Gentleman
1 Â¾ oz Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin
Â½ oz Fernet Branca
Â½ oz Carpano Antica
2 Dashes Celery Bitters
Â½ oz Demerara Syrup
Burnt Orange Zest
Central And West
1 3/4 oz Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz OJ
1/2 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
Shake with Ice. Serve in Ice Filled Collins Glass.
Top with Club Soda