Sustainability

Sustainability

It is common for distillery owners to claim sustainable credentials but Laverstoke is the only processing plant in Britain that has an ‘outstanding’ BREEAM rating for building sustainability. An acronym for ‘Build Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method’, BREEAM is the world's foremost environmental assessment and rating system for buildings. Laverstoke passed with an impressive 86.81% score.

The distillery is powered by a biomass boiler [pictured top of page] fuelled by scrap wood chips as well as the spent botanicals from distillation. The rainwater from the roofs is harvested and used for flushing the toilets. Heat exchangers are used to recover heat from the condenser’s cooling water and this is used to pre-heat the spirit before charging the stills, as well as heat for the two glasshouses.

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Scrap wood chips used with spent botanicals to power the biomass boiler

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Spent botanicals after distillation

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Ash from the boiler then used on fields

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Bombay Sapphire (40%)

Flavoured with ten botanicals: juniper berries from Tuscany, coriander seeds, angelica root, liquorice, Italian orris, cassia bark, Spanish almonds and

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Star of Bombay

Named not after the eponymous Westbourne Grove Curry House but after the Star of Bombay, a 182-carat cabochon-cut violet-blue star sapphire from Sri Lanka.

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Bombay Bramble

Bombay Bramble is made by infusing Bombay Sapphire Gin with natural flavours from freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries. The sweetness comes only

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Original Bombay (37.5%)

As the name would suggest, this is the original Bombay gin, predating the now better-known Bombay Sapphire. It was conceived by American entrepreneur Allan

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Original Bombay Dry (43%)

As the name would suggest, this is the original Bombay gin, predating the now better-known Bombay Sapphire. It was conceived by American entrepreneur Allan

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Bombay Sapphire English Estate

Launched in March 2019, this is the first of what promises to be a series of limited editions from Bombay Sapphire. English Estate adds three new botanicals:

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Bombay Sapphire East (42%)

Launched in September 2011, Bombay Sapphire East is the first Bombay Sapphire extension since the brand was launched 25 years earlier. This 'eastern' variant

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Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill

This Bombay Sapphire limited edition bottle was launched in 2013 to celebrate the opening of The Bombay Spirits Company's Laverstoke Mill Distillery. The

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Bombay Sapphire 250th

A limited edition bottle released in 2010 to mark the 250th anniversary of Bombay Original's recipe which back in 1761 was used to make 'Warrington Gin'

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Bombay Amber

Launched in March 2015 in global travel retail, Bombay Amber is based on the original Bombay Dry recipe with additional black cardamom, nutmeg and bitter