40% ABV, 750 ml
Bombay Sapphire Gin presents a collaboration with contemporary Chicago artist Hebru Brantley to launch its first-ever artist-designed bottle.
Drawing inspiration from his early passion for street art, Brantley’s bottle design features distinct Afro-Futuristic motifs as an extension of his narrative-driven work. Recognized as one of the preeminent Black artists at the forefront of culture, Brantley is internationally lauded for his public works and solo shows over the past decade, and has been sought after by a roster of A-list clientele including Jay-Z, Lenny Kravitz, George Lucas, LeBron James and more.
The Bombay Sapphire name originates from gin's popularity in India during the British Raj and the sapphire in question is the Star of Bombay on display at the Smithsonian Institution. Bombay Sapphire has a picture of Queen Victoria on the label.
The flavoring of the drink comes from a recipe of ten ingredients: almond, lemon peel, liquorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb, and grains of paradise. The spirit is triple distilled using a carterhead still, and the alcohol vapors are passed through a mesh/basket containing the ten botanicals, in order to gain flavor and aroma. This is felt to give the gin a lighter, more floral taste compared to those gins that are distilled using a copper pot still. Water from Lake Vyrnwy is added to bring the strength of Bombay Sapphire down to 40% ABV.
"Sweet, mild, clean fragrance of lemon, juniper and licorice. This is a complex gin; more flavors can be detected with each sip: cinnamon spice, astringent pine needles, a touch of lime zest and, finally, a big licorice finish comes singing through. Slightly oily feel. Great for a gimlet or martini with a lemon twist." Wine Enthusiast 92 Points
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