Based at Laverstoke Mill near Winchester, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is home to all Bombay Sapphire gin. Discover the history behind Bombay Sapphire and the paper-making business at Laverstoke Mill, before uncovering the secrets of the rare production processes used to make Bombay Sapphire ... More info ›
Based at Laverstoke Mill near Winchester, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is home to all Bombay Sapphire gin. Discover the history behind Bombay Sapphire and the paper-making business at Laverstoke Mill, before uncovering the secrets of the rare production processes used to make Bombay Sapphire. Learn about the ten botanicals that go into the gin in the Botanical Glasshouses and the Dry Room, then finish with a cocktail from the menu suited to your tastes in the Mill Bar. Self-Guided and Guided tour options are available, and a shuttle service (£2) runs from the local train stations of Overton and Micheldever - please check the timetable at distillery.bombaysapphire.com/plan-your-visit.
Choose the tour time to suit your schedule, then travel to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill — 15 miles (24 kilometres) outside Winchester — to begin your tour. Nestled in a leafy conservation area astride the River Test, the distinctive Victorian and Georgian architecture that makes up Laverstoke Mill once housed the production of all the bank note paper for the Bank of England and the British Empire. Today, it produces every single drop of Bombay Sapphire gin.
Both self-guided and guided tour options are available. Self-guided tours allow you to discover the distillery in your own time with an interactive map, whereas a guide will accompany you on a guided tour.
On a tour, you can learn about the ten botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire so exquisite in the iconic glasshouses designed by Heatherwick Studios. You can chart hundreds of years of Laverstoke Mill's illustrious history, married with the fascinating heritage of gin and Bombay Sapphire.
Watch the production of gin behind the scenes in the Dakin Still House, and uncover the secrets of Bombay Sapphire's rare vapour infusion distillation process. Discover your personal taste profile in the Dry Room, then use your profile to order a complimentary cocktail from the Mill Bar menu suited to your tastes.
You can reach the Bombay Sapphire Distillery using a shuttle service which operates from Overton and Micheldever train stations, the timetable can be found online.