Bacardi will expand its Bombay Sapphire gin range in the UK with a limited-edition variant inspired by summertime in the English countryside.
Called Bombay Sapphire English Estate, the new beverage is said to balance the citrus notes of London dry gin with three new botanicals: pennyroyal mint, rosehip and toasted hazelnut.
Bacardi said the gin captures the essence of the hills and hedgerows that surround the Bombay Sapphire Laverstoke Mill Distillery in Hampshire.
Ivano Tonutti, Bombay Sapphire master of botanicals said: “I am lucky enough to travel the world to source only the finest botanicals to infuse into our heritage gins. However, some of the best ingredients are found right on our doorstep, gathered from the great English countryside.
“These new botanical additions within Bombay Sapphire English Estate have been carefully chosen to complement the existing formula of Bombay Sapphire, resulting in a unique flavour profile, so gin lovers can enjoy a taste of English summertime.”
Bombay Sapphire senior brand ambassador Sam Carter added: “Bombay Sapphire English Estate is a gin with plenty of complexity, but like all our unrivalled products, it is rooted in being of the highest quality.
“A slightly more prominent botanical taste provides an elevation in citrus flavour and is the ideal canvas for many creative cocktail recipes.
“Whether mixed in a spritz, combined with bolder flavours or kept simple in a G&T, it’s the must-have accompaniment to a summer’s day – whether the weather is playing ball or not.”
Bacardi said the launch marks the first of a number of new limited-edition Bombay Sapphire gins to be released in the coming years.
The new gin will be available in the UK as of April with a recommended retail price of £23.
Earlier this week, Bacardi launched Martini Fiero, a 14.9% ABV vermouth made with a blend of white wines, Spanish oranges and botanicals artemisia absinthium and artemisia pontica.