Bombay Sapphire English Estate Gin - 70cl - 41% ABV
Bombay Sapphire’s story begins in 1761, when at the age of 24 Thomas Dakin purchased a site with potential for distilling on Bridge street in Warrington, thus establishing one of the first major distilleries outside of London. Dakin began his business not by creating Bombay Sapphire however – that was only to come about some 200 years later – instead it all started with Warrington Gin. Over the following years at the turn of the 1800′s, the Dakin family continued to develop their gin, adapting to new technologies and breakthroughs in distillation techniques. In 1831, the family purchased a new copper still – one of the first Carterhead stills around. It was this vital acquisition that set the gin apart from the rest of the crowd as it was one of the first gins not to boil the botanicals in the pot, but instead place it at the top of the column and vapour infuse it instead.