I can’t remember the first time I drank gin (oh, the irony), but I can definitely remember that I just kept asking myself why, why has no one told me that gin exists years before that first sip. Alcohol in general, especially drinks with high content of alcohol, just taste foul. They make your throat burn, your insides bloat, they turn your head into a mushy splitting pounding mess. And then there’s gin. Gin is not just a fancy juniper infused beverage. It’s a drink with the longest history stemming from a medicine and varying hugely in style, flavour and level of fanciness. As a personal goal for 2020, I’ve set myself a deep dive into the world of everything gin. And why not share these gin diaries with you – gin, I believe, is a beverage that fits perfectly with intentional living, slow lifestyle and sunlit summer evenings on the terrace overlooking the beautiful city of Prague.
3 reasons why you need to try Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin
10 magical ingredients
Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin contains 10 signature ingredients: almond, lemon peel, liquorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb, and grains of paradise. These are all sourced fairly responsibly in various places in the world and bring a little bit of everything into the full taste of this gin.
They now make this beautiful gin in Hampshire and you can even take a tour through their facilities!
10 magical ingredients – that said the Bombay Sapphire does have a very strong taste and scent to it. It’s definitely extremely herbal and does almost have that medicinal tinge to it. I might be biased here because that’s the kind of taste in gin I prefer. Despite this particular gin brand not being extremely old in terms of traditional recipe (it was founded around 1986 I believe) and its wide spread popularity (you can get it in most supermarkets in Prague), its almost overwhelmingly strong taste is a winner for me.
The perfect g&t
Because of this strong taste of 10 different herbal ingredients, I find this gin to be absolutely perfect on it’s own with just a dash of tonic. If you’re feeling a little adventurous try adding some ginger! Some gins have have either strong fruity notes to them (they are perfect for light summer cocktails). Or deep almost methanol-like flavour (which I don’t appreciate very much and tend to mix them with syrups). The Bombay Sapphire, however, is just perfect by its own measure.
Overall I have to say that this blue bottle of goodness is a strong favourite of mine. It looks fancy, it’s reasonably prices and most of all – the taste is just spot on! You can get it in Tesco’s (UK) or on Alkohol.cz (CZ).