Bombay Sapphire East brand consultants  Bacardi Global Travel Retail design agency

An integrated marketing mix promotions campaign for Bombay Sapphire East, a brand-building agency.

Bombay Sapphire East is vapour infused with Thai Lemongrass and Black Peppercorns.

It is crafted from the Bombay Sapphire recipe and infused with two additional botanicals, fragrant Thai Lemongrass for crispness, and a subtle bite of Vietnamese Black Peppercorns. The fresh, crisp taste of lemongrass evokes the exotic essence of Thailand. Travelling east, the rich soil and tropical sun of Vietnam yield the finest premium, aromatic peppercorns.

While most gins are made by boiling botanicals with the spirit in a standard pot still, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® East Gin is created through a unique vapour-infusion process that combines the botanicals with the spirit while it is still in vapour form. This delicate procedure requires specially adapted Carterhead stills, of which there are just two in the world, both used exclusively by the House of BOMBAY. The result is a classic dry gin that is incomparably smooth, nuanced and flavourful.

Bombay Sapphire East retail store design consultants

A marketing and communications campaign for Bombay Sapphire East.
We designed a highly visible and prominent ‘sensory’ bar and retail store so a duty-free air traveller would likely stop in their tracks, absorb information about Bombay Sapphire East, and appreciate why it is a unique product at Heathrow Terminal 5, London. It was important that our interpretation of the theme was realised in centre floor, wall and column mounted merchandising and point of sale display that would capture the brand essence and satisfy certain criteria of the brand toolkit.

Construction before activation

A focus was placed on engaging our travel retail branding team responsible for delivering the Bombay Sapphire East story in airports across Europe. Bacardi Global Corporate Communications team participated in brand briefings to establish a process to showcase the latest assets. Brand managers from Bacardi regularly met with our brand team to ensure awareness of assets, provide a heads up of upcoming activations and to review the consistency of stories. We went as far as to design the store, construct and deliver the Tuk-Tuk.