Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 Finalist. Wonderfully fresh aromatics with clean citrus notes. The texture is supple while vibrant with well proportioned botanicals and citrus emerging on the finish. (Mar 2011)
Wine Enthusiast 85 points - Nosing passes find a peppery bouquet of zesty, mildly citrusy scents of juniper, cedar, Christmas tree sap, coriander and orris root. Entry is silky, smooth, moderately sweet and keenly pine-like; the midpalate is elegant, floral, and sweet with a touch of sap. Finishes clean, citrusy and spicy. Better than its sibling, Bombay Sapphire. (Feb 2009)
To make this famous gin, Spanish almonds and Spanish lemon zest, Chinese licorice roots, Italian juniper berries, Italian Orris root, Angelica root, coriander seed, cassia bark, cubeb berries and grains of paradise from West Africa are processed and blended with a botanical recipe developed in 1761. Clean and light with herbaceous, earthy and light fruit qualities, Bombay Sapphire is distinctive on its own and in cocktails. Try: Berry Bombay 3 parts Bombay Sapphire 6 blueberries 2 strawberries Juice of ½ a lemon 1 tbsp sugar, plus extra for rim Chill a martini glass and then rim with sugar. In shaker, muddle blueberries and strawberries with lemon juice and the 1 tbsp of sugar. Add ice and Bombay Sapphire. Shake and strain into the martini glass, letting some of the fruit to pass through.