It was the iconic BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin bottle, which first established the brand's relationship with design.
Today, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin is a leading supporter of the global design community and has partnered with some of the world's leading international artists, designers and architects to create work which is truly inspired by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE.
Sixteen years after SAPPHIRE Gin founder Alan Subin's death, Michel Roux of Carillon Importers conceived BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin. Roux added a Sapphire to the Queen Victoria logo.
The name Sapphire and the gem were inspired by the 60-carat "Star of Bombay" sapphire discovered in Sri Lanka and given to silent movie star Mary Pickford by her husband, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. She later bequeathed the jewel to the Smithsonian Institute.
Typically, gins have an overpowering juniper flavor, but a long-forgotten 1761 recipe gives BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin a gentler, more refined taste, which is loved by gin afficianados and other spirits drinkers as well. The spirit vapor is infused with the aromatic flavors of 10 carefully selected botanicals to create BOMBAY SAPPHIRE. The resulting taste is a mixologist's dream. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE has an extraordinary versatility in long drinks and cocktails.