Bombay Sapphire Gin (40%)

London Dry Gin

Bombay Sapphire // England

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  1. AlbertH

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  2. Lukasz-Szymkowiak

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Jak gin. Dużo igliwia i trawy Alko mocno Warto
  3. mulletman

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  4. cascode

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Juniper, earthy spices (coriander, pepper, tumeric) and a little citrus note. The nose is balanced and mild to the point of shyness and some vanilla-tinged ethanol shows up in the background. Palate: A sweet juniper arrival with evolving spicy and herbal tones. Very much a classic gin profile with good balance but little of note. The texture is unremarkable but certainly not bad. Finish: Short. Sweet with very light herbal and spice notes. I last tasted this as part of a blind tasting about 6 months ago, and at the time I gave it 3 stars. I'm reducing that slightly this time as on reflection I don't think it deserves to be described as "above average" anymore, which is what 3 stars means in my system. It's on the better side of average, but that's all. I guess that's faint praise but to give it its due it is a dependable and pleasant all-round old-school gin that can be used in just about any context. You can sip it neat, but there's no great thrill involved in that process. It's interesting to reflect that 30 years ago this was a standout gin that was part of the vanguard of "new gins" that ushered in the current gin craze. It's remarkable how far we've come so quickly, with gins available today that would have been little short of shocking to the palate a generation ago. The big downside to this gin is the price, which has rocketed recently. Less than a year ago it was $44 in Australia - now the typical price is $66 and at that point it's up against seriously better competition and simply not worth buying. Fortunately I found it on special for $54 otherwise I wouldn't have bothered with it. No longer recommended, unfortunately, even if it is OK on the whole. The best use of this now is as a benchmark first gin in a tasting flight. "Average" : 2.5 stars
    54.0 AUD per Bottle
  5. Alexef2612

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  6. --324

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  7. Wojtek-Nowacki

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Quite spicy indeed, but simultaneously surprisingly light. Thin texture and slight sweetness actually resembles vodka a bit.
  8. soldger0

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    G&T with fever tree and lime. Did not blow me away.
  9. Pasel

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  10. Kahlua11

    Tasted
    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
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