Global Gin brand Bombay Sapphire has unveiled Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru Murcian Lemon in the United States.
With the bright, elegant flavour notes of Murcian Fino lemons, the new super premium expression has been created to celebrate the region of Murcia in Spain and the stunning citrus that it produces.
“We are delighted that gin fans will soon be trying this stunning new expression from Bombay Sapphire, which is a multifaceted celebration of renowned Murcian citrus,” said Bombay Sapphire Master Distiller, Dr Anne Brock.
“I am incredibly proud of the meticulous processes used to produce Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru, from the skilled sourcing and preparation of botanicals to my role in carefully adapting every small batch of gin to bring out the nuances of the late harvest during distillation, amplifying the unique characteristics and finest flavours into a consistent flavour profile every year,” continued Brock.
Each small batch is personally and precisely cut by Master Distiller, Dr. Anne Brock, to showcase the best of the late harvest and to ensure every bottle is consistent year after year.
In tandem, Master of Botanicals Ivano Tonutti, works closely with suppliers and farmers across the globe to source the highest quality ingredients to create a fitting tribute to Murcia and beyond. This London Dry Gin contains no artificial flavours or essences. The expression draws all its flavour solely from the botanicals and the distillation process alone, capturing nature’s best flavours.
“I am delighted to showcase the work of our suppliers and farmers in Murcia, many of whom I’ve known personally for over 20 years, in a truly remarkable gin,” said Bombay Sapphire Master of Botanicals, Ivano Tonutti.
“Each lemon has been hand-picked at its ripest moment in small quantities during the late Fino harvest season, using skillful techniques passed down from generation to generation. Murcian citrus is particularly special due to the exact region where it is grown,” continued Tonutti.
“Sitting in a basin between mountain and sea, it is the perfect micro-climate for growing citrus that slowly ripens in the winter months for the best tasting fruit and impactful flavour.”
As well as the Fino Lemons, the Murcian citrus flavours are enhanced by mandarins and sweet navel oranges for a subtly sweet yet balanced taste that elevates classic cocktails and everyday moments.
Providing a unique citrus foundation for various classic cocktails, the expression utilises perfectly ripened Murcian Fino lemons matured in the Mediterranean sun and left to ripen in the winter months. They are hand-picked and hand-peeled when they are ripest to ensure the most intense citrus aromas and flavours are harnessed.
Like all Bombay Sapphire gins, the elevated notes of the botanicals are unlocked and then captured by the signature Vapor Infusion process at the home of Bombay Sapphire, Laverstoke Mill, in Hampshire, England.
For more information, go to bombaysapphire.com