Here’s a new fun visitor experience

Last’s week’s adventure for us was to be in a party from Camberley & District Probus Club visiting the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Hampshire.

I won’t tell you everything we learned in our fun visit, because that’ll spoil it for when you go.

The new home of Bombay Sapphire is Laverstoke Mill, a restored paper mill on the banks of the River Test in Whitchurch, Hampshire. There’s a fascinating history, both to the mill, and the creation of Bombay Sapphire gin, which derives from G&J Greenall’s Warrington’s gin of the 1760’s.

Bacardi, the owners, have  made a considerable investment in the distillery, creating a fun and classy visitor experience. In the tour you get to understand the botanicals – the stuff that creates the flavour – and to choose your flavour selection for your free gin cocktail.

There’s a useful background to the whole story in Bombay Sapphire: A Brand History, in The Spirit Business. Here’s my photo record of our visit,


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