I like gin.
I’ve always liked gin. Probably before it was legal for me to like gin, I liked gin. It was the smell of gin that I loved. All herbaceous and non-violating to my delicate senses.
Bombay Sapphire is my favorite. It must be the “10 exotic botanicals” including almond, lemon peel, liquorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb, and grains of paradise. Actually, I highly recommend checking out their site for some education on what some of those ingredients actually are.
So, it’s no surprise that gin is my drink of choice when I go out.
And when I stay in.
Disclaimer: I am not an alcoholic. Please don’t jump to conclusions. Okay, go ahead. You’re probably right about whatever you were thinking . . .
By the way, Bombay Sapphire is happily completely vegan.
Edited May 1, 2012 to add:
I’ve had someone ask about whether Bombay Sapphire is gluten-free. I’ve also seen a lot of search engine traffic find this post asking that very same question. In our case, Levi has never experienced any gluten issues with Bombay Sapphire. He’s never had a gut or skin reaction. That being said, we are aware that there is some discussion about whether or not spirits, including gin, are truly gluten-free. For this reason, I feel like I should be clear that just because Levi doesn’t have a problem with it, doesn’t mean every person with a gluten sensitivity, intolerance, or allergy will also be fine consuming it – or any other spirits for that matter. If you know of any 100% for-sure gluten-free gins out there, I’d be curious to know which ones and what you think of them.