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Trendy younger sibling to Bombay Original, on whose recipe it is based (with a couple of extra botanicals). Credited with kickstarting gin's fashionability since its launch in 1987, Bombay Sapphire has become a truly iconic brand, with its distinctive blue bottle recognisable in bars the world over.
Nose: Juniper, lemon zest and lemon meringue pie filling with black and white pepper, and Indian spice. Faint vegetal notes.
Palate: Initially delicate, light and slightly sweet with light juniper, lemon zest and coriander, before strong peppery/chilli spice and stewed vegetal notes emerge.
Finish: Piney juniper, faint lavender and mixed peppery spice.
Overall: Pronounced peppery spice characterises this London dry gin. Juniper is subdued, but only when compared to the forward peppery character. Pleasing lavender notes emerge in the spicy finish.