Bombay Sapphire Distillery opened its doors at Laverstoke Mill in 2014 and offers a Discovery Experience.
Records of Laverstoke Mill can be traced back as far as the 1086 Domesday Book and chart ownership by William the Conqueror and Henry VIII. From 1719 to 1953 the site operated as a paper mill and in 1724 its owners won the sole contract to print banknote paper for the Bank of England.
Forty years later, in Bridge Street, Warrington, 24 year old Thomas Dakin began his venture to establish one of the first gin distilleries outside of London. Over the years the Dakin family continued to invest in new distillation techniques including the purchase and adaptation of a new copper still. This new process produced a lighter gin allowing exotic botanicals to be separated from the neutral grain spirit and their flavour to be captured in vapour. This artisanal distillation process, now known as Vapour Infusion is still faithfully used by Bombay Sapphire today.
Bombay Sapphire Distillery opened its doors at Laverstoke Mill in 2014 and offers a Discovery Experience with the chance to learn about the 10 botanicals used to make this iconic gin, an insight into the creation of Heatherwick Studio’s design and a visit to the Botanical Dry Room to uncover your flavour preferences. An additional 1 hour cocktail mixology is also available to book!
Local attractions and things to do in the area may not be open all year round and may require pre-booking. Please check the attraction website before visiting to avoid disappointment and to check any Covid-19 restrictions: https://www.bombaysapphire.com/distillery/