Episode 44 features Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin, a very popular gin in a blue bottle. Bottled in 750mL at 47% ABV, or 94 proof for me in the US market, 40% and 80 proof through most of the rest of the world, it retails for about $22.
Enjoy this episode with a classic Gin & Tonic!
Bombay Sapphire's official website: https://www.bombaysapphire.com/
Brief Historical Timeline:
- 1761 - Thomas Dakin founds a distillery and creates a list of botanicals for a gin recipe
- 1961 - G&J Greenall's of Warrington, England, expands production with room for contract distilling
- 1960s - American Allan Sorbin begins importing Greenall's Warrington Gin to the United States that is rebranded as Bombay Dry Gin
- 1987 - Bombay Sapphire is launched
- 2000 - Bombay Sapphire sells a million cases that year
- 2019 - Bombay Sapphire sells 4.7 million cases that year, making it the third most popular gin worldwide
Bombay Sapphire is perfect for a Gin & Tonic.
The St-Germain Cocktail:
- 1 part Bombay Sapphire Gin
- 3 parts quality tonic, like Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water
- Lime wedge garnish
Combine all the ingredients over ice in a glass, stir gently and serve with a lime wedge.
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