Ahead of World Earth Day, Bombay Sapphire is excited to announce that the suppliers of all 10 botanicals of Bombay Sapphire gin have been certified sustainable. As well as this, the suppliers of all botanicals for Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru have been certified sustainable too, with For Life certification by Ecocert – a first for any gin.
The 10 botanicals of Bombay Sapphire, 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.
Only the finest quality botanicals are selected by Ivano and his work does not end there. The For Life certification awarded by Ecocert S.A., the world’s leading specialist in the certification of sustainable practices, recognizes the commitment of Ivano and Bacardi to only work with suppliers who act responsibly and ensure a sustainable future for farmers, their communities and the environment.
Bombay Sapphire may be known for its iconic blue bottle but it’s incredibly green in many ways, not just the botanical promise – the brand considers global environmental innovation part of it’s DNA and aims to set a sustainability standard for others in the spirits industry to follow.
The home of Bombay Sapphire, Laverstoke Mill, is designed with every reasonable effort made to ensure the processes and buildings are as sustainable and efficient as possible. These measures include rainwater harvesting and flow restricted water devices, a biomass boiler, solar panels and a hydro-electric turbine in the River Test. In recognition of this the distillery has been awarded the highly prestigious BREEAM Award for Industrial Design in 2014