Bombay Sapphire East Gin
Bombay Spirits Co.
Continuing to branch out and try new gins about 2 years ago I referred to a top 10 new gins to try. One of those was Nolet’s and that was a hit. The other was Bombay Sapphire East. I’ve had Bombay Sapphire in the past. While the bottle is very pretty to look at I wouldn’t use it for more than mixer in gin cocktails. I decided to give this one a try to see if it stood out more.
The key difference between this and the normal Bombay Sapphire is that while using all the same botanicals, it adds four more: grains of paradise, cubeb berries, Thai lemongrass, and Vietnamese black peppercorn. Trying it neat I did immediately pick up on the lemongrass and less of the traditional juniper taste.
Used in a martini, the differences were very subtle but preferable. This is a perfectly drinkable gin with a twist and has a low cost per bottle averaging around 25 dollars. At a bar if I saw this on the shelf I would ask for it over the normal Bombay Sapphire but that is about it.