at Laverstoke Mill around Hampshire, 15 miles distance from Winchester and 10
miles from Basingstoke, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a protected area with
over 1000 years of history. The distillery podiums the care, service area and uniqueness
behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire, and allows guests to determine the
flavours of the botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire gin so unique.
Bombay Sapphire’s culture give a start in 1761 when distiller
Thomas Dakin achieved a location in Warrington, England, with the purpose of
distilling gin. In 1831, the Dakin household purchased a still, and changed it
to separate the bizarre botanicals from the neutral scrap spirit, gathering the
spirits of the botanicals in the vapour – an artisanal distillation process today
known as Vapour Infusion, and still devotedly used by Bombay Sapphire.
Today, Bombay Sapphire understandingly renewed Laverstoke
Mill into an up-to-date sustainable distillery that represent the ordinary
beauty and industrial heritage of the site. In structure an innovative
distillery at Laverstoke Mill every reasonable effort has been made to confirm
the processes and houses are as sustainable and competent as possible.
less carbon energy delivered by photovoltaic array & hydro-electric turbine
in the River Test providing carbon funds of 38%
-A Biomass boiler
provides heat and hot water using botanical by-products of the distillation
process as a fuel source
required used will be local, sustainably sourced wood chip
-Ash formed by the
biomass boiler is used to inseminate the soil on local farms
construction key building materials, including bricks & roof tiles were
recycled and reused from demolished buildings
harvesting and flow restricted water devices specified throughout the site
-Building related Carbon Emissions less than 4kgCO2/m2
The Bombay Sapphire distillery is situated within a
Conservation Area and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in rural
Hampshire. The River Trial streams through the location building exclusive
wetland environment throughout the distillery. The Test is the freshest
chalk-stream in the UK with several natural classes live in the river including
brown trout, otters, kingfishers, herons, ducks, swans
In redecorating Laverstoke Mill to become a modern distillery,
Bombay Sapphire has reserved the supreme care of the ecosystem and natural
environment of this momentous location. Every effort has been made to defend
and meaningfully enhance the site where possible including the following actions:
temporary re-homing by hand of over 400 fish prior to construction.
temporary re-homing of numerous bat classes.
Bat containers and
rooftop entree installed in various buildings on site to encourage
industrial buildings covering the River Test demolished to enable access to the
river for all distillery guests.
various aquatic plants to encourage further biodiversity along the river.
No water from the
River Test is used during the distillation process.
Fitting of a fish protector
in front of the hydro-electric turbine.
Sapphire tank farm is enclosed to protect the local environment.