SHARP & BOMBAY SAPPHIRE
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is on a mission; having already produced one of the world’s most beloved premium spirits, the next step is becoming the most sustainable global gin.
The brand is well on their way; all 10 of its botanicals are 100% sustainably sourced, as certified by ECOCERT. In fact, they are the first global gin to be able to lay claim to such an impactful victory. Master of Botanicals for the brand, Ivano Tonutti, hand selects each botanical ingredient used to produce the bright taste of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE. From precious juniper from Tuscany, cilantro from Morocco, cubeb berries from Java and lemon peel from the lush citrus groves of Spain. Grains of paradise come thanks to a close relationship with farmers in a Ghanaian village, which was also bestowed a new water pump by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE.
Relationships are at the core of the gin distiller’s values, who are actively prioritizing social responsibility. As part of their 360° approach to sustainability, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is fostering meaningful partnerships with their growers and suppliers, assuring that they are supported every step of the way from growing to harvesting the finest quality of ingredients.
A trip to the Laverstoke Mill distillery in England reveals a structural marvel and architectural sensation, but it isn’t just beautiful to look at — it is a zero-waste facility and uses 100% renewable energy. The unique design has drawn in a lot of praise, with perhaps the most meaningful coming via the “outstanding rating” awarded by BREEAM, the world’s leading environmental assessments for buildings.
For the distillation nerds out there, you may be excited to hear that botanicals are recycled through anaerobic digestion, a process wherein bacteria breaks down organic matter in the absence of oxygen, resulting in a lower carbon footprint. Also, in case you weren’t aware, the landmark distillery uses a process of vapour infusion to capture the natural tastes of the botanicals and subsequently flavours the base spirit with its crisp and vibrant notes for which it is so well known.
The iconic blue glass BOMBAY SAPPHIRE bottles are no exception to the sustainability rule; they are 100% recyclable and also contain recycled glass in their own make up. Additionally, the bottle label is certified as sustainable by the Forestry Stewardship Council, so cheers to that!
While it is true that BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is best known for its uncompromisingly delicious gin, it seems that its future as a key player in spirts sustainability is as bright as its unique flavour. As the world eyes up efforts for a waste-free future, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is leading the charge in pioneering change for good. Now we feel especially good about what’s in our glass when it comes to gin o’clock.