Who knew that one of the worlds most popular gin brands would have an such an amazing distillery? Exquisitely beautiful does not even begin to describe a speck of this gorgeous place. The creatively designed Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery is located in the South of England. Sitting on what used to be a paper mill, that functioned 1000 years ago, the site encompasses an unequaled blend of a scenic river, asymmetrical glass houses and Victorian and Georgian architecture. Gin lovers, this is a magical destination you should visit.
What’s even more fascinating about this distillery is the fact that the mill was renovated using eco-friendly practices and every function it does has a positive impact to the environment and also to the distillation processes. The site has been operational for one year now, winning the highly coveted BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) Award for industrial design. The historical value was preserved in a sustainable design with the following key features:
- Excess heat produced by the vapor infusion distillation process is used to heat the glasshouses
- The glasshouses house the 10 signature botanicals that go into every bottle of gin
- Waste from the distillation process is used to fuel a biomass heater that provides hot water and heat to the distillery
- Electricity is generated by a hydro-electric turbine in the River Test, a stream that runs through the property
- The riverbank was widened and redesigned to include native plant species
The distillery is open to visitors all year round.
Check out the breathtaking tour in this video: