We are passionate about producing the finest gin possible; which is why the creation of Bombay Sapphire is truly unique. Whilst ordinary gins boil their botanicals directly in the spirit to achieve their flavour, the taste of Bombay Sapphire is created through the Vapour Infusion process. The 10 precious botanicals used in our gin are held separate from the spirit in perforated copper baskets, and when the heated vapours rise, the distinctive flavour of the botanicals are released. The result? A complex aromatic liquid that delivers a broader, more balanced flavour.
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."