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Bombay Saphire Gin
Member Name: ask_eve
Bombay Saphire Gin
Advantages: nice bottle, nice sharp, fresh taste, good to mix with different drinks.
I'm not a big alcohol drinker but I do enjoy the occasional rum and orange or a beer on a nice summer night. Somebody bought me this for my birthday after I'd mentioned seeing it but never trying it.
The bottle is really nice. It's a square shaped bottle with a black screw top lid. The blue tinted glass makes it looks unusual and stand out from other bottles of gin on the shelf. The label is quite posh looking and has the Bombay Sapphire logo on the front. It states that Bombay sapphire was made in 1987 by Bacardi. I always think putting dates on the front of a bottle makes it look so much more sophisticated.
The gin itself is clear and has no colour which did suprise me as I thought, because the bottle was blue, that the gin would be a blue colour too. It has a sharp, alcoholic smell which is strong but quite refreshing. You can just about smell the citrusy flavour from the lemon peel. It's a nice thin consistency so you're able to mix it with other drinks easily. I don't usually drink spirits neat but always try a shot before I mix them just to see what it tastes like. This gin has a sharp, crisp taste to it. You can taste the alcohol and it did make me shiver a little bit. It made me feel a little warmer as I swallowed it and I knew then it wouldn't be something I'd drink on it's own.
I like to experiment with mixers so I've tried this gin with a variety of soft drinks. The classic is tonic water which is quite nice and the standard, most common way to drink gin. I've also had it with fresh orange juice which is quite nice but very sharp as you have the citrus taste of the gin with a strong taste of orange juice. You can drink it with coke which is my preffered drink as its sweet and strong at the same time. Dr Pepper is also a nice soft drink to mix with gin. I'd previously tried it with Jack Daniels which I relly liked. I quite like the sweetness mixed with the alcohol.
This gin is 40% alcohol which is quite high so I don't tend to drink too much of it. I had a few shots of this, mixed with soft drinks and began to feel warm and a bit tired so I realised it is quite strong so take care when drinking this when you're out. Then again, might just be me being old! ;)
I'm not a big gin drinker but I would consider buying it again as it is enjoyable. I think I'd buy this brand in future as I've tried it and know I like it. A 70cl bottle is normally around £20, and a litre for about £26.00. I just checked on Asda to get the prices and they're currently on offer with 4 and 5 pound off both sized bottles so if you like it, get it in now! :)
Summary: A nice refreshing drink.
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