Bacardi has expanded its Bombay Sapphire range in the UK with the launch of Bombay Bramble, a new gin bursting with the flavours of blackberries and raspberries.
The new expression, made by combining its original gin with a 100% natural berry infusion, marks Bombay Sapphire’s first flavoured distilled gin.
Instead of using artificial flavours, colours or additional sugar after distillation, blackberries and raspberries are used to create a natural fruit infusion.
According to the brand, this method captures the essence of the fruits when they are most ripe and allows the botanical and juniper notes of the gin to shine through.
The 37.5% ABV gin is set to add a twist of crimson colour and flavour to the classic G&T and can be used in a variety of cocktails.
According to Bombay Sapphire, the expression is best enjoyed with tonic, poured over ice and garnished with a squeeze of lemon.
Due to the use of ripe, berried flavours, the gin offers a modern twist on the Bramble cocktail which does not require blackberry liqueur and reportedly contains less sugar than an original Bramble recipe.
Sam Carter, senior ambassador at the Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill Distillery, said: “The launch of Bombay Bramble means we can now offer even the most discerning gin drinkers a sophisticated fruit flavoured gin, whilst maintaining a balanced, premium taste profile that makes it ideal for cocktail creativity.
“We look forward to gin lovers discovering this new flavour, the bold-berried taste is bursting with natural flavours and is delicious served with tonic and a squeeze of lemon or in a selection of cocktails, with the added benefit of no artificial flavour or colour.”
The news closely follows the brand’s release of a new canned Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic and a quartet of naturally flavoured gin liqueurs.
Bombay Bramble is available in bars across the UK and to purchase at Sainsbury’s and Tesco for an RRP of £23. A further roll out to other supermarkets and convenience stores across the UK is planned for Spring.
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