I thought I was ordering the Bombay Sapphire gin shown in the picture on the website which is the same as shown and described below in this survey. However, the bottle that arrived was regular Bombay gin, not Sapphire. The price was extremely attractive and I should have looked closer. The words "Bombay Gin 86" describe the regular Bombay, not Sapphire which has stronger alcohol content and more appropriate for the price I paid. I did not ask for a return because I did not want the hassle, but I am extremely disappointed in Wine Chateau for the misleading description and that it has not been changed (below) after I brought it to their attention more than a week ago.
The Bombay Sapphire Worlds Most Imaginative Bartender programme is a global bartending competition which celebrates the power of imagination in cocktail making. Our aim is to inspire the endless creativity that is at the heart of great cocktail making. Imagination has long been at the heart of the Bombay Sapphire story - from its artisan distillation process, the careful selection of the 10 exotic botanicals through to the inspired blue bottle that is recognised the world over.
Bombay Sapphire held its inaugural global competition in May 2012, in Morocco where the worthy winner - David Wolowidnyk, Canada - presented his Moroccan inspired cocktail "Beldi" which means natural. David was selected from thousands of contestants overall and eight finalists, he took part in a four-day experience, visiting the Moroccan home of one the Bombay Sapphire botanicals - coriander. The experience culminated with a cocktail competition where each bartender presented a bespoke imaginative cocktail - inspired by the cultural experiences they had experienced throughout the trip.
The competition was hosted by Bombay Sapphire Global Brand Ambassador Raj Nagra who commented: "By hand-selecting the most creative talent from behind the bar, the Bombay Sapphire World's Most Imaginative Bartender competition not only challenges them, but also aims to support them on their journey to becoming the most imaginative bartenders in the world. Just as the unique taste of Bombay Sapphire is inspired by the infusion of its 10 exotic botanicals, we look to inspire bartenders all over the world."