Drinks You Really CAN Make at Home

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As a drinks writer one is always being sent recipes for the most gorgeous cocktails with the helpful advice that these are ‘easy to make at home’. Truth is most of them require tracking down specialist ingredients and also some … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Launches Rooftop Retreat at Harvey Nicks


Right, shopping and cocktails are one of our favourite combos so we’ll definitely be bustling along to the London Harvey Nichols  this  spring to  enjoy the  newly launched Bombay   Sapphire  Rooftop  Retreat  on the  Fifth   Floor   Terrace.  It runs … Continue reading

Be My Valentine Experience at Dry Martini with Star of Bombay

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Bombay Sapphire’s  Star of Bombay and Dry Martini, the new chic venue at the Melia White House Hotel have teamed up to offer a very special Valentine’s experience for gin lovers, and ordinary lovers.  Available exclusively at Dry Martini at The … Continue reading

Wanna See Gin Being Made?


Over all the years Gintime has been up and running – 12 and counting by the way – the most common question we are constantly asked by both visitors to the UK and local gin lovers is “Where can I … Continue reading

London Cocktail Week for Gin Lovers


Today’s the day it all kicks off and London becomes even more of a mecca for cocktail lovers. So much to do and so little time but we’ve picked out a few special gin things to do every day. The … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Gin Journeys at the Sanderson Launch Tonight


Today’s the day the Bombay Sapphire Gin Journeys at the Sanderson Hotel get going. Right up until 15th October people visiting the Sanderson terrace in Berners Street between 3rd September will experience an exotic journey to the ends of the … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire WMIB Cocktail Comp Now Open

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Bombay Sapphire gin is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2015 Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition. Now in its fourth year, the competition challenges bartenders to create original and unpanelled cocktails and this year … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Launches Long Awaited New Advertising

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Gintime editor Geraldine Coates has a sneak preview of the new Bombay Sapphire advertising. I used to write a regular column for a drinks magazine reviewing drinks advertising and marketing. (The magazine will remain nameless as we parted company over … Continue reading

Gin Masterclasses Launch at Home of Bombay Sapphire


Wow! Laverstoke Mill, Bombay Sapphire’s new home, just got even more exciting with the launch of  a series of engaging workshops and masterclasses for curious cocktail lovers. The distillery, which offers guests the chance to discover what makes Bombay Sapphire … Continue reading

London Cocktail Week For Gin Lovers


Geraldine Coates rounds up the must do gin events of London Cocktail Week 2014. So here it is again, London Cocktail Week – that celebration of gourmet drinking and cocktail culture that galvanises the Capital every autumn. This year once … Continue reading

Bacardi Brown Forman Brands Takes Centre Stage at LCW 2014


Last year BBFB’s seminars at the Home of Cocktail Culture was a highlight of London Cocktail Week and this year they’re back even bigger and better rolling out a series of seminars, cocktail competitions and activities aimed to inspire and … Continue reading

A First Glimpse of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery

The entrance to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery and Visitor Centre at Laverstoke Mill opens to the public on the 1st October but Gintime was lucky enough to be part of a two hundred strong crowd invited along for a sneak preview of this … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Sets Date for Laverstoke Opening


Here’s some cracking news that has just hit the Gintime desk – Bombay Sapphire has announced that the doors to its long anticipated gin distillery and brand home, Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire, England, will open to the public on 1st October … Continue reading

The Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic Terrace Opens 22nd July


This summer, iconic gin brand Bombay Sapphire has partnered with London’s newest luxury hotel, Rosewood London, to transform its alfresco terrace  into ‘The Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic Terrace’. Inspired by Bombay Sapphire’s 10 exotic botanical ingredients, the six … Continue reading

Pushing the Boundaries of Imagination at WMIB


Geraldine Coates shares her experience of judging at one of world’s most adventurous cocktail competitions. Now that the dust has settled on the third and surely most spectacular Global Final of Bombay Sapphire’s World’s Most Imaginative Bartender contest it’s time … Continue reading

Fourteen Finalists to Compete in Next Week’s Bombay Sapphire WMIB Final


From June 8-13 fourteen of the world’s most creative bartenders will congregate in London for the internationally recognised Global Final of its World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition. Since the inaugural competition in 2011, the program has witnessed exponential growth in … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Imaginarium Launches at Callooh Callay

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Here’s where we’ll be heading next week – a gin-inspired pop-up open from 19th – 24th May at the very amazing Callooh Callay in London.  Bombay Sapphire’s Imaginarium is a place of inspiration and imagination where everyday cocktails are transformed … Continue reading