Sunday, June 03, 2007


I rather like this glass, it's not as modern and more curvy like me. I stole the pic from and that is my kind of website.

Bombay Sapphire has a unique distillation process using a Carterhead still. (I'm still trying to google that). Unlike other gins which boil their botanicals with the spirit, the Bombay spirit is distilled alone. Then to get the unique flavour, the spirit passes through the botanicals in vapour form. This allows each delicate aroma to be fully absorbed.

Triple distilled, 100% neutral grain spirit is heated into vapour form. Vapour is sent through the rectifying column, unique to a Carterhead still. The baffle system, situated in the column, allows only the purest spirit to pass through.
Purified vapour passes through a copper basket containing 10 natural botanicals and absorbs their delicate flavours. The vapour is turned into liquid and received into a spirit safe as Bombay Sapphire.
The selection and balance of their botanicals is based on a recipe dating from 1761 and no expense is spared. Then Bombay Sapphire is blended with pure water from Lake Vymwy and bottled.
Okay after going through all that, I'm going to stop whining about the cost.


phil said...

Having grown up with Beafeaters, Gilbeys, Gordons etc, I'd never heard of BS until some of my Gen X workmates declared that they would never drink anything else. And it turns out that Offspring No 2 is of similar outlook.

This is telling me something, I'm afraid to think what...

Anonymous said...

My two besties and I once did an experiment in the name of science where we blind tasted Gordon's, Bombay Sapphire and Tanqueray gins in Martinis and G&Ts. Tanqueray won the martini, BS the G&T - but in both cases Gordon's was a very strong second.

Yeah, we got quite pissed during the testing, but it had to be done. Good on you and the 131s.

Ann ODyne said...

I feel truly sorry for all the poor souls who cannot have a drink.
A GNT is TNT on a hot evening with dear friends. nothing like it.

and Salut! to Zoe for her fearless testing.

*goes off humming "Jennifer .. Juniper .. la la la la la" ...*

Ann ODyne said...

went away to check the Donovan lyrics and whadda ya know, only one 'n',
but what the hey

Jenifer Juniper hair of golden flax,
Jenifer Juniper longs for what she lacks.

Bombay Gin, sipping sin,
Can lead one off the tracks ...

JahTeh said...

Phil, face it, you're a beer man with a side order of cider. Offspring No 2 has superior taste.

Zoe, I remember very vividly my first martini. I was 19 and had only half the drink and slipped under the table. I tell everyone I haven't inherited the family liver.

Bwca, it has to be a hot summer evening, for winter, it's a Drambuie with coffee. See, I know all this booze and I'm a one drink drunk and I love those teenytiny bottles from the grog shop.

phil said...

oh the shame

I'm going to have to build a distillery.

Drawing on the word verification, I'm going to call it esluxms which sounds about right.

Andrew said...

BS sitting on our drinks trolley, duty free, as I speak, or is just for display with water in it? Can't remember. Drambuie is nectar from heaven.

JahTeh said...

I'd be quite happy with some of your cider, Phil. Is it smooth or more of the scrumpy type?

Andrew, Drambuie and heavy fruit cake is the go and I'm a really cheap drunk, one drink and that's it.