Weekend Sip: Bombay Sapphire ups the lemony flavor in this elegant, refreshing addition to its gin lineup

by | Mar 3, 2023 | Stock Market

The bottle Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon, $34.99The back story Are you ready for Bombay version 2.0?

Perhaps that’s not exactly how to describe Bombay Sapphire’s latest gin, but it isn’t necessarily too far off the mark. Many of us are familiar with the 36-year-old brand’s classic expression, a bright and balanced gin made with 10 botanicals using a recipe dating back to the 18th Century. (One of the keys to Bombay is that it’s made with a special distilling process, known as vapor infusion, that “captures the natural flavors of the botanicals,” according to Anne Brock, the company’s master distiller.) Bombay, which is owned by Bacardi, has released other gins through the years — and its current lineup includes such varieties as Bombay Bramble, Bombay East and Bombay Dry Gin, plus the traditional Bombay Sapphire. But Murcian Lemon appears to be an important addition, one built on a key botanical in the Bombax mix — the fino lemon, a variety of citrus sourced from the Murcian region of Spain that, in Brock’s words, is of “exceptional quality.” The “Premier Cru” in the name refers to the idea that the “best growth” of the lemons is used, Brock adds. The gin category has seen some growth since the pandemic, according to figures from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and other sources. …

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