News & Press

Here you will find the latest press releases, images, news and information.

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Bombay Sapphire Distillery closed until 22nd December

Posted 30th November 2020

Type News

While production of Bombay Sapphire gin continues as normal, we are sorry to announce that until 22nd December 2020 inclusive, the Bombay Sapphire Visitor Centre will be cancelling all tours and events as well as closing our shop, bar and café due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. All tickets purchased for visits up to 22nd December 2020 will be refunded back to the original purchase method or rebooked. Our online shop remains open – shop.bombaysapphire.com.

2020 Travellers’ Choice

Posted 28th August 2020

Type Awards

We’re really proud that the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is a 2020 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Winner in the top 10% of attractions worldwide.⁠

Bombay Sapphire Distillery makes hand sanitiser for frontline services

Posted 26th March 2020

Type News

The team at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery have been hard at working making not only gin, but hand sanitiser to be donated to doctor’s surgeries, chemists and care homes to support the local community at this challenging time. This is part of an international effort from our wider Bacardi family that will supply over 1.1 million litres of sanitiser to communities across the world.

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Bombay Sapphire English Estate

Posted 22nd May 2019

Type News

Bombay Sapphire English Estate is inspired by our home here at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire. It’s the ideal canvas for creative cocktails and has a bright flavour with a silky finish and fresh citrus and mint notes. It is available to buy in the Gin Shop and on our website

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Bombay Sapphire Distillery achieves Green Tourism Award

Posted 14th August 2018

Type Awards

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery has received a silver award in the Green Tourism Programme.
Having been judged on criteria for categories such as Social Responsibility & Equality; Energy Saving; Travel & Transport; Innovation and Waste Minimisation, the awarding body commented “Bombay Sapphire Distillery does well achieving the SILVER level. The site has lots of green initiatives in place already. The centre is suitable for many guests with disabilities while the surroundings have taken into account the abundance of wildlife and have even encouraged more to nest. Waste minimisation seems to work well with recycling options available for all the main waste streams.”
The team at Laverstoke Mill are delighted to have received silver status and now the work continues towards the aim of achieving gold.

VisitEngland Awards

Bombay Sapphire Distillery wins Gold at the VisitEngland Awards

Posted March 31st 2016

Type Awards

Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill has been awarded Gold in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016 Ceremony. Celebrating excellence across the industry, the ceremony – held for the first time this year during English Tourism Week – announced 16 winners including Best Tourism Experience, Best Visitor Attraction and Best Large Hotel.

The Gold Award is the highest Award for Excellence in Tourism in England which VisitEngland can bestow. The team from Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill was presented with their Gold Award from Councillor Gillian Campbell, the Blackpool Tourism Portfolio Holder and Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, the Chairman of VisitEngland at a glittering Awards Ceremony, which was held on 8 March 2016 at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

Laverstoke Mill has a rich history: for nearly 250 years it produced high quality watermarked banknote paper for the Bank of England and the British Empire. The
careful renovation of the historic buildings encompasses the highest standards in design, functionality and sustainability, which won the site the highly prestigious
BREEAM Award for Industrial Design in 2014. The acclaimed London-based architecture and design practice Heatherwick Studio has intricately married the old and new, creating a state-of-the-art distillery for Bombay Sapphire in the historic buildings of Laverstoke Mill. The legacy of this ambitious project has created a home that Bombay Sapphire can be rightly proud of and provides the ideal setting to spark inspiration and stimulate the senses of every visitor to the distillery.

Commenting on the Award, Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and VisitEngland said “We received hundreds of applications of an exceptionally high quality making the competition for a Gold Award extremely tough. It is therefore a tremendous achievement for the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill to win a Gold Award, the highest accolade for Excellence in Tourism which VisitEngland can bestow. They have raised the bar for excellence for others to aspire to and I warmly congratulate them on their exemplary contribution to tourism in this country.”

‘We could not be more proud to have won this prestigious award’ says Will Brix, the Estate Manager of Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Lavertsoke Mill. ‘A lot of very
passionate people here have worked incredibly hard as a team – every single day, with every single guest, to make the Home of Bombay Sapphire so special. It’s great to have these efforts recognised, and I give a heartfelt thanks to all who have made this happen.’

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Wins BREEAM Award for sustainability

Posted July 23rd 2014

Type Awards

Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill has been awarded Gold in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016 Ceremony. Celebrating excellence across the industry, the ceremony – held for the first time this year during English Tourism Week – announced 16 winners including Best Tourism Experience, Best Visitor Attraction and Best Large Hotel.

The Gold Award is the highest Award for Excellence in Tourism in England which VisitEngland can bestow. The team from Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill was presented with their Gold Award from Councillor Gillian Campbell, the Blackpool Tourism Portfolio Holder and Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, the Chairman of VisitEngland at a glittering Awards Ceremony, which was held on 8 March 2016 at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

Laverstoke Mill has a rich history: for nearly 250 years it produced high quality watermarked banknote paper for the Bank of England and the British Empire. The
careful renovation of the historic buildings encompasses the highest standards in design, functionality and sustainability, which won the site the highly prestigious
BREEAM Award for Industrial Design in 2014. The acclaimed London-based architecture and design practice Heatherwick Studio has intricately married the old and new, creating a state-of-the-art distillery for Bombay Sapphire in the historic buildings of Laverstoke Mill. The legacy of this ambitious project has created a home that Bombay Sapphire can be rightly proud of and provides the ideal setting to spark inspiration and stimulate the senses of every visitor to the distillery.

Commenting on the Award, Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and VisitEngland said “We received hundreds of applications of an exceptionally high quality making the competition for a Gold The Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire has won the highly prestigious BREEAM Award for Industrial Design.“

Experiences

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.

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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.

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While production of Bombay Sapphire gin continues as normal, we are sorry to announce that until 22nd December 2020 inclusive, the Bombay Sapphire Visitor Centre will be cancelling all tours and events as well as closing our shop, bar and café due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. All tickets purchased for visits up to 22nd December 2020 will be refunded back to the original purchase method or rebooked. Our online shop remains open – shop.bombaysapphire.com.