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Bombay Saphire Gin
Member Name: Ninski1
Bombay Saphire Gin
Advantages: Great taste
Disadvantages: None in my opinion
Gin is my spirit of choice, a nice Gin and Tonic, with fresh lime is the way that I like to drink it. Bombay Sapphire can be purchased from Tesco at the moment for £20 for a 70cl bottle (October 2012).. The gin comes in a glass bottle that is recyclable and has a twist off screw lid that is easy to use and dispense into your glass ready for drinking. The bottle makes the gin look blue, but when poured into your glass the gin looks like water. Bombay Sapphire is made from 100% grain using hand picked botanicals that include the following:
Grains of Paradise from West Africa, Cubeb Berries form Java, Cassia Bark from Indio China, Almonds from Spain, Liquorice from China, Juniper Berries from Italy, Lemon Peel from Spain, Coriander (Seeds) from Morocco, Angelica (Root) from Sarony, Orris (Iris Root) from Italy.
Bombay Sapphire is triple distilled and has what is described as a fresh citrus taste, with a spicy finish and strong juniper flavours and it is 40% alcohol my volume and 70% proof (UK).
I think Bombay Sapphire has a very strong and distinctive smell of juniper with a floral note, in terms of taste the gin is easy on the palate, unlike other non premium gins, it has a slightly dry flavour and when mixed with tonic the juniper and floral notes of the coriander, and the citrus from the lemon really comes through. I do not have a sophisticated palate so much of the subtle blend of botanicals is somewhat lost on me, such as the almonds and Orris, though I would have to agree that they are perfectly blended offering me a great tasting gin that I will continue to purchase.
Overall I would recommend Bombay Sapphire to others as it tastes great, does not leave a nasty after taste in your mouth like other cheaper gins I have tasted and it looks good too, it is worth paying a little more for the product.
Summary: Great tasting premium gin
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