****Highly Recommended, F. Paul Pacult (Spirit Journal): "Transparent and impeccably clean. In the inital nosings I detect obvious scents of black peppercorn and juniper, with the pepper eclipsing the juniper by a degree or two; further aeration time stimulates some of the other botanicals, most prominently cassia bark, lemon peel and coriander for an intriguing bouquet wherein I pick up a smidgen more juniper than in regular Sapphire. Entry is botanically pleasing, but a touch sweet and fruity ripe, and therefore fuller in texture than the too-ethereal-for-me regular Sapphire; midpalate features piny/cedary juniper and the Thai lemongrass, as the black pepper aspect diminishes. Finishes cleanly, with a late gas pedal jolt of juniper and licorice. A line extension that overshadows the original Sapphire. (Dec 2011)"
The Tasting Panel: "Vapor infusion of ten botanicals, a pedigree that began in 1761 and a hearty marketing program since the late 1980s has put Bombay Sapphire top-of-mind for gin drinkers and behind bars globally. The distinctive blue bottle houses a crystalline spirit that focuses on juniper, but also makes room for the more subtle flavors of lemon peel, licorice and coriander. (Jan/Feb 2012)"
Distilled by a unique vapour infusion process using 10 carefully selected botanicals. Delivers a complex, yet smooth taste. Try it in the ultimate martini or the preferred gin and tonic.