bar miyako and women in distilling 3 – bombay sapphire / dr. anne brock

3月は「女性史月刊」ということで女性が携わるお酒に注目してきましたが、今週は誰もが愛するジン、ボンベイサファイアのマスターディスティラー、アン ブロック博士についてご紹介したいと思います。





During “Women’s History Month” in March, we’ve been highlighting spirits with women at the helm. This week, we’d like to introduce Dr. Anne Brock, the Master Distiller at Bombay Sapphire, a gin we all know and love.

Dr. Brock is tasked with maintaining the quality and consistency of Bombay Sapphire gin, overseeing a team of 14 distillers responsible for daily production. However, her career path is somewhat unusual.

According to an interview with Gin Magazine, Dr. Brock initially pursued a medical degree with the goal of becoming a doctor, but after a year, she found it wasn’t for her and went into bartending! She then earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Oxford University, which provided her with the scientific background for her current profession, distilling.

“I finished my PhD and wanted a job, and there’s this idea that the organic chemist and the bartender could come together in one person – and that’s a gin distiller,” according to Dr. Brock.

Perhaps it’s due to this bold career shift that we continue to enjoy the delightful taste of Bombay today! Here’s to Dr. Anne Brock and her remarkable journey!

This week, we will be closed on Wednesday, March 20 for a national holiday, but open all other weekdays from 7pm to 1am, so hope to see you all back at the bar!