Bombay Sapphire has unveiled a new lemon-forward gin, Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon. The new offering highlights the Bacardi-owned brand’s sustainability efforts.
Each botanical in Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon is on track to being certified sustainable in 2021. The gin is made with hand-picked and hand-peeled lemons from a single harvest in Murcia, Spain as well as mandarin and navel oranges. Earlier this year, all the botanicals in the brand’s flagship expression were certified sustainable.
“I am delighted to showcase the work of our suppliers and farmers in Murcia, many of whom I’ve known personally for over 20 years, in a truly remarkable gin,” said Ivano Tonutti, Bombay Sapphire’s master of botanicals. “Each lemon has been hand-picked at its ripest moment in small quantities during the late Fino harvest season, using skilful techniques passed down from generation to generation.
“Murcian citrus is particularly special due to the exact region where it is grown. Sitting in a basin between mountain and sea, it is the perfect micro-climate for growing citrus that slowly ripens in the winter months for the best tasting fruit and impactful flavour.”
Production was led by master distiller Dr Anne Brock at Laverstoke Mill, the brand’s home in Hampshire, England.
“I am incredibly proud of the meticulous processes used to produce Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru, from the skilled sourcing and preparation of botanicals to my role in carefully adapting every small batch of gin to bring out the nuances of the late harvest during distillation, amplifying the unique characteristics and finest flavours into a consistent flavour profile every year,” Brock said.
Bottled at 47% ABV, the gin is recommended for use in a variety of cocktails, including a classic Martini and a French 75. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In March, Bombay Sapphire unveiled Sunset gin. The offering is the latest addition to the English brand’s Special Editions series and is designed for cocktails.