Ecology & Sustainability

Learn about the Ecological aspects of Laverstoke Mill, and the sustainable measures used to produce our gin.

BREEAM Accreditation at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery

In building a modern distillery at Laverstoke Mill every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the processes and buildings are as sustainable and efficient as possible. In recognition of this the distillery was awarded the highly prestigious BREEAM Award for Industrial Design in 2014. BREEAM, the world’s leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings, sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the measurement used to describe a building’s environmental performance. In 2013, Laverstoke Mill became the first distillery and first refurbishment to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ design-stage BREEAM accreditation for its distillery process buildings. These proposals of design-stage sustainability measures have been carried forward into construction and completion.

Sustainability measures that contributed to BREEAM Award


Renewable and low carbon energy provided by photovoltaic array & hydro-electric turbine in the River Test giving carbon savings of 38%


A Biomass boiler provides heat and hot water using local, sustainably sourced wood chips as a fuel source


Throughout construction key building materials, including bricks & roof tiles were recycled and reused from demolished buildings


Rainwater harvesting and flow restricted water devices specified throughout the site


EPC rating of ‘A’ – CO2 Index of 14


Building related Carbon Emissions less than 4kgCO2/m2

Tours & Experiences

Discover the home of Bombay Sapphire gin on an experience to suit your interests.

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the horticultural experience
the horticultural experience

Tours & Experiences

Discover the home of Bombay Sapphire gin on an experience to suit your interests. Choose from one of the many experiences we have on offer, don’t forget that gift vouchers are available from the online shop.

meetings & events

Meetings & Events

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is available for hire for corporate events, meetings, banquets, private parties, wedding receptions and more. Soak up the unique atmosphere of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery for your event, and enjoy our delicious cocktail range as part of your experience.

In line with the government’s latest guidelines, we are delighted to announce our plan to reopen the Bombay Sapphire Distillery Visitor Experience on Monday 17th May 2021. We can’t wait to have our tours, shop, café and bar open once again for you to enjoy, while continuing to keep safety as our number one priority – see the protocols you can expect when you arrive here: If you have tickets booked for visits up to 16th May 2021, we will be in touch directly to arrange your refund or rebooking, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Distillery from 17th May. Until then, our virtual experiences are available to book here: and our online shop remains open: