Bombay Sapphire® on a mission to be world’s most sustainable gin
Thursday July 29th, 2021
Bombay Sapphire, the iconic premium gin is on track to be certified sustainable in 2021.
After decades spent carefully building sustainable partnerships with farmers and suppliers, Bombay Sapphire, the iconic premium gin from family-owned Bacardi Limited, is proud to announce that all 10 of its botanical ingredients are on track to be certified sustainable in 2021.
The 10 botanicals, which include juniper from Tuscany, coriander from Morocco, lemon peel from Spain and cubeb berries from Java, are hand selected by Bombay Sapphire Master of Botanicals, Ivano Tonutti to create the gin’s fresh, bright taste.
Bombay Sapphire has pioneered sustainability in the spirits industry. The brand has long invested in new innovations offering creative solutions to complex challenges. When the Bombay Sapphire distillery opened in Laverstoke, Hampshire, in 2014 it set a new standard for sustainability by showcasing many such innovations – the distillery’s design was rated ‘outstanding’ by BREEAM, the most recognized environmental assessment for buildings. The distillery has now become a destination for thousands of visitors every year.
“We take a 360-degree approach to sustainability,” Tonutti said. ”It’s our responsibility to care as much about the farmers and their communities as we do the botanicals they grow and harvest for Bombay Sapphire. By looking after their well-being and investing in sustainable farming practices, we are helping to protect the environment and their livelihoods for generations to come.”
Sarah Nichols, Marketing Director for Bacardi ANZ, added: “Bombay Sapphire is famous for being blue but it’s also incredibly green. Our sustainability credentials are second to none and thanks to the team’s hard work we are reaching new heights. We’re now hoping to inspire others to follow in our footsteps. It’s only if we invest in the environment as an industry that we can really move the needle.”
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