Bombay Sapphire Gin Flavour Experience with Raj Nagra

Raj Nagra, Global Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador, recently presented a series of masterclasses in Australia designed to bring a sensory gin experience.

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Bombay Sapphire Gin Flavour Experience

Using the world’s first Gin Aroma Kit developed in collaboration with Dr. George Dodd of the Aroma Academy, participants learnt how smell, taste and trigeminal sensation define the flavour of the spirit.

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Gin Aroma Kit

Bombay Sapphire Gin was created in 1761 and is made with ten botanicals using the vapour infusion process. The neutral grain is pot distilled and as it heats to vapour, it moves up the columns towards the perforated copper baskets containing the botanicals. Infusion occurs then condensation before the high proof spirit is cut down to 40% ABV.

According to Raj, good gin should be like an orchestra, the sum of all its ingredients not individual components.

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Raj Nagra

Bombay Sapphire is set to open a distillery on Laverstoke in south-west London later in 2013.

The Bombay Sapphire masterclass with Raj Nagra was held at O Bar in Sydney on Thursday 30 May 2013.

Bombay Sapphire Gin is featured in our Top 10 Gins.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.