Its distinctive blue bottles and uniquely exotic taste has made Bombay Sapphire gin a household name in England for over 25 years, and since moving to new headquarters back in 2011, fans of the iconic gin can now visit the distillery and learn the secrets behind its production.
Housed in the historic Laverstoke Mill, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery affords visitors the opportunity to peek into the working distillery, learning about the history of gin and Bombay Sapphire in the Gin Academy, watching the trademark Vapour Infusion distillation in the Dakin Still House and touring the Glasshouses and Botanical Dry Room. There’s also a dedicated tasting room on-site – the Mill Bar, where each guest can enjoy a complimentary drink, or join one of the special gin cocktail masterclasses.
The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is located at Laverstoke Mill, approximately 60 miles southwest of London and is open daily, Oct-Mar 11am-6pm, Apr-Sept 10am-8pm. Adult admission at the time of writing is €15. As it’s a working distillery, visitors must wear suitable footwear – no open-toed shoes or heels.