As the world reopens and people flock back to in-person events, the Heatherwick Studios designed, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Distillery unveils new personalised cocktail experience and new cinema room. We were invited to attend a press evening to unveil the newest instalments to the distillery but unfortunately couldn’t attend (we were gutted!). Never the less, here you will find all of the information about the fabulous experience, you’re definitely going to want to visit for a gin or two!
The Bacardi Limited, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Distillery now features a brand new cinema room and interactive cocktail bar, as well as a refreshed cocktail menu with new expressions BOMBAY BRAMBLE, BOMBAY SUNSET and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE PREMIER CRU, these enhancements will give you a more immersive and engaging experience as you learn about the unique process that makes BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin the perfect creative canvas for cocktails. Located in a leafy conservation area on Hampshire’s River Test and within a day-trip’s distance of the capital city, the SAPPHIRE Distillery is located amongst a breathtaking landscape of rolling hills, making it hard to believe it’s just 60 miles from London.
The new and exciting updates to the distillery include:
Personalised Cocktail Experience
Visitors, you can begin your tour by bringing your own personalised twist to the much-loved Gin & Tonic. Selecting an iconic balloon glass and filling it with ice, use the dispenser systems to self-serve your choice of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, BOMBAY SUNSET, or BOMBAY BRAMBLE, finishing by selecting a garnish of your choice to match your personal taste preferences.
Next, you’re taken into the new cinema room, where you will be shown a film documenting the heritage of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, including an overview on the ten natural botanicals that are sustainably sourced by Master of Botanicals, Ivano Tonutti from the four corners of the world and used to make the award-winning gin. The film is followed by an impressive reveal of the stunning Heatherwick Studio designed botanical glasshouses – a wonderful juxtaposition to the surrounding Georgian and Victorian architecture, which can then be explored.
Gin Cocktail Masterclasses
Finally, you can choose to upgrade your experience by purchasing a Gin Masterclass experience to expand your cocktail making skills. Led by a specially trained Gin Expert who can teach you the tricks of the trade. This intimate experience is the perfect way for cocktail aficionados to flex their creative prowess, as the trend for recreating premium cocktails at home continues to prosper. You can then head to the distillery bar to sample the new cocktail menu.