Is this fruity gin made with blackberries and raspberries worth trying this summer?
For countless years, well-known spirits brand, Bombay Sapphire, has taken even the pickiest gin lovers on a delightful taste and sensory journey.
Recently, they set their sights on creating a diverse range of premium gins, the newest addition to which is Bombay Bramble — an eye-catching, crimson-coloured gin created with 100% natural fruit flavours.
Rather than using artificial flavours, colours and added sugar after distillation, Bombay Bramble is instead made with freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries for a rich fruit infusion and a bold new gin.
A versatile, ruby-hued gin with fruity summer flavours obviously sounds delicious, but does it live up to the hype? I decided to try Bombay Bramble for myself and share my thoughts.
First up, it's good to know that a 750 ml bottle of Bombay Bramble is widely available around Montreal. You can get it at the SAQ for $29.95, and it has an alcohol level of 43%.
I decided to try it by itself over ice first so that I could taste all of its subtle flavours. After my first sip, I noticed how dry Bombay Bramble is compared to the overly sweet (in my opinion) flavoured gins I'm used to. So on that front, I was pleasantly surprised.
As for its aroma, Bombay Bramble smells quite strongly of blackberries and raspberries, with subtle notes of juniper berry, coriander and a hint of lemon zest. The natural botanicals are expertly captured, giving this well-balanced gin a fresh, crisp taste.
Although gin isn't usually my go-to spirit when choosing a summer drink, I have to admit that I love this new take.
Whether you like a simple mixed drink or prefer to shake things up with a creative and tasty cocktail, as long as you like fruity flavours, Bombay Sapphire's new berry-infused gin won't disappoint.
If your bartending skills are a bit rusty, try mixing up a Bramble and Tonic to start; it's a simple recipe that I really enjoyed.
This blackberry/raspberry gin is sure to make an appearance on my drinks rotation this summer and will definitely add a unique twist to my next sangria.
Where: Available at the SAQ and select retailers
Details: This new fruit-infused gin from the makers of Bombay Sapphire makes a delicious substitute for regular gin in your favourite cocktails.
To learn more about Bombay Bramble, check out Bombay Sapphire's website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.
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This article was originally published in French on Narcity Quebec.
Although products were provided for free in this review, the author's opinions are genuine and do not reflect the views of Narcity Media.