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Bombay Sapphire reveals new Sunset expression

Bombay Sapphire has unveiled a new expression which is says designed to evoke 'the orange glow of the setting sun'.

Bombay Sapphire Sunset combines the gin maker's original 10-botanical recipe with three extra ingredients: turmeric, Indian white cardamom, and Spanish mandarin. Like the brand's other gins, it is produced using a vapour infusion technique. 

It is the second gin in the brand's series of Special Editions, following the release of Bombay Sapphire English Estate in 2019, and comes after the launch of its first flavoured expression, Bombay Bramble, in March 2020.

The Hampshire-based distiller, part of the Bacardi Group, says the Sunset expression (43% ABV) would make a great match for tonic water and an orange wheel garnish, or as an exciting spirit to experiment with in cocktails.

Ivano Tonutti, Bombay Sapphire's master of botanicals, said: “I have worked closely with our master distiller Dr Anne Brock to create a subtle combination of warming spices and citrus notes that truly enhance the complex flavour profile of Bombay Sapphire gin, providing a lingering warmth and refreshing taste.

"Bombay Sapphire Sunset balances the spices of the cardamom and turmeric together with bittersweet sun-dried Spanish mandarin delivering aromatic spice and warmth, just like those last rays of sunshine at the end of the day."

Natasha Curtin, global vice president of Bombay Sapphire, said: "As the global gin boom continues to thrive, we remain dedicated to championing creativity and craftsmanship within our products. The Special Editions are unique and contemporary expressions of Bombay Sapphire gin, each inspired by the natural world from which we source our exquisite botanicals.

"We cannot wait for fans to discover Bombay Sapphire Sunset and stir their creativity through a range of inventive cocktails, from day into night."

Last week, Bombay Sapphire announced that it was on track to source all of the 10 botanicals for its original gin from sustainable producers by the end of 2021.

31 March 2021 - Bethany Whymark