Bombay Sapphire release new fruity flavoured gin - and it's inspired by a classic cocktail

Bombay Sapphire is set to join the flavoured gin market, with the launch of Bombay Bramble.

Published 10th Mar 2020
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

The new Bombay Sapphire gin is a fruity creation with the natural flavour of blackberries and raspberries, and has been inspired by the classic Bramble cocktail.

The pink hued gin - perfect for summer - is ideal for a fruity twist on a G&T or used as part of cocktails.

Instead of using artificial flavours, colours or additional sugar after distillation, freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries are used to create a rich fruit infusion, capturing the essence of the fruits when they are most ripe.

Bombay Bramble is then created by marrying the brand’s vapour distilled gin with the 100 per cent natural berry infusion, giving a distinct colour and flavour.

Ivano Tonutti, Bombay Sapphire master of botanicals, said: “The colour and flavour of Bombay Bramble comes only from botanicals and 100% natural fruit ingredients. The craftmanship required to create the new gin took time and consideration.

"Master Distiller Dr. Anne Brock and I worked together to blend our gin with an alcoholic infusion of berries that have been harvested at their ripest moment, resulting in a unique, bold flavour profile.”

The new gin is ready to use in a classic Bramble cocktail, which is served over crushed ice and usually includes a shot of gin, blackberry liqueur, lemon juice and sugar syrup. For those looking to cut down on sugar, the Bombay Bramble gin allows for the liqueur and syrup to be cut out without affecting the taste.

The Bombay Bramble serve

The team at Bombay Sapphire suggest that the new gin is best enjoyed simply with tonic, poured over ice and garnished with a squeeze of lemon.

Sam Carter, senior ambassador at the Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill Distillery, commented: “The launch of Bombay Bramble means we can now offer even the most discerning gin drinkers a sophisticated fruit flavoured gin, whilst maintaining a balanced, premium taste profile that makes it ideal for cocktail creativity.

"We look forward to gin lovers discovering this new flavour, the bold-berried taste is bursting with natural flavours and is delicious served with tonic and a squeeze of lemon or in a selection of cocktails, with the added benefit of no artificial flavour or colour.”

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Bombay Bramble (RRP £23) is available in bars across the country and to buy at Sainsbury’s and Tesco from 13th March before being rolled out to further supermarkets and convenience stores across the UK from spring onwards.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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