To understand how Bombay Sapphire got its name, you must start at a place somewhat unexpected. The girl with the curls a.k.a. Mary Pickford was one of the most prominent silent Hollywood actresses. In 1909 alone, she appeared in fifty-one films, by 1916 it was said that only Charlie Chaplin was more popular. She starred in fifty two films throughout her career, earning a vast amount of wealth playing an all manner of character.
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Dingle Gin, from a converted sawmill in Kerry, Ireland is making it’s way stateside very soon.
Who Else is talking about gin?
Juniper is threatened in the UK, and gloucester is the latest municipality to have local conservationists jumping on board, you know, to save the juniper, for future generations’ gin consumption.
Madonna is in gin news this week. Her son, like so many others, posts pictures of illicit activity on his instagram. The offense? Holding a bottle of gin. The brand? Bombay Sapphire (). We definitely don’t endorse underage drinking, even if we enjoy the gin.
A thoughtful piece on gin: at what point does aging gin make it unrecognizable?
For those of you that follow NFL football, there’s some quite excellent gin riding on this weekend’s 49ers – Seahawks game (go Hawks!)
20 years ago this week, a piece of gin/hip-hop history was made: Snoop’s Gin and Juice was released.
Filliers’ Barrel Aged Gin from Summerfruitcup: ” This is a great example of a classic
yellow/aged gin, with a good balance between the gin and the wood.”
Ford’s Gin () from Drink Hacker: “There’s only one real eyebrow-raiser there — the jasmine — but these otherwise typical ingredients come together quite well in Fords.”
Sunset Hills Gin from Drinking with Dragons: “So its a nice step up from your usual gin that you may be accustomed too.
Perhaps the single frequently requested gin review is this little number right here. I’ve mostly stayed clear of it out of respect. I know its a great gateway gin, and I give it a lot of credit for helping to show a generation of gin drinkers that gin can be more complex and have notes that are other than just juniper. If someone I meet says “yeah I drink gin,” odds are this gin is among their favorites. I’ve never really felt the need to critique or laud a gin who clearly doesn’t need me to waste type on them. This is the second most widely drank gin in the world today.
But here I am, giving into the call. I’m reviewing that gin which has turned I would guess millions on to gin, and a gin which I honestly will admit to being the first gin behind a bar that I recognized a decade ago as a gin that I could and would want to be seen drinking.
This is a Bombay Gin so of course the botanicals are clearly labeled on the bottle. This is another one of the revolutions in gin to which we owe Bombay some credit.
The 2013 Gin Masters awards have been announced. Here’s a brief rundown of their winners. Full award listings available here.
[Category Winner Standard] – Oliver Cromwell London Dry (gold)
[Category Winner “Premium”*] Gibson’s, Ish, Martin Miller’s, Edinburgh Gin and Bedrock Gin (master)
[Category Winner “Super Premium”*] No. 3, Langley’s No 8, Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve, Dodd’s, Berkeley Square, Whitley Neill (master)
[Category Winner Micodistillery] Hernö Gin and Dodd’s Gin (gold)
[Category Winner Spiced Gin] Darnley’s View Spiced (master)
[Category Winner Navy Strength] Hernö Navy Strength (master)
[Category Winner Organic] Hernö Navy Strength and Dodd’s (master)
* ed. note, Premium? Super premium? Has any gin competition come up with less useful categories?New Product Launches Out Now: Who Else Was Talking about Gin This Week?
The Buffalo Based Kegworks, best known for beer, is trying to promote July as “Gin and Tonic month.” [ed. note, all summer is gin and tonic month!]
The Craft Gin trend is absolutely jumping in Maine.
Bombay Sapphire is the second best selling gin in the world now [surpassing Beefeater for #2]
Those who love gin, love it.
There once was a time in my life where gin at the bar was limited to the standards. The junipers. The burning sensation of a foreign beverage. One I didn’t quite understand. It may have been my predilection for the color blue. It may have been pure chance, that my eye, wandered to that shelf in the back and saw the blue bottle- faintly illuminated from the back-bar lights. It was Bombay Sapphire. and it was my first true taste of a gin that made me want to come back for more. I did learn to appreciate, and yes even love, the other colors, the other names and other brands. But Bombay Sapphire does hold a special place in my gin loving heart. And that is why when I heard that Bombay Sapphire East was going to be test-launched here in New York City (along with Las Vegas) I knew I had to try it immediately.
Back to the Present
I saw the bottle at Astor Place Wines and Spirits last Friday and bough it.