THE BOTANIST Islay Dry Gin

70cl, 46%

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TASTING NOTES:

  • Colour: Quicksilver.
  • Aroma: Menthol, apple mint, spring woolands, juniper, coriander with aniseed undertones, lemon, orange peel, honey, coconut and wild mint.
  • Palate: Rich, mellow, warm and citrus freshness.
  • Finish: Spicy and long.
Description

The Botanist

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin is an artisanal Islay gin made by Bruichladdich Distillery. It is one of two gins made on Islay, and is distinctive for its addition to the nine customary gin aromatics of a further 22 locally picked wild Islay botanicals. It is these botanicals – and the two local botanists who collect them – that give the product its name.

The gin is distilled after an overnight maceration of the nine base botanicals – the seed, berry, bark, root and peel categories – in spirit and Islay spring water. This alcohol vapour infusion from the distillation then passes through the botanical basket containing the 22 more delicate Islay aromatic leaves and petals. This double infusion gives the Botanist gin its distinctive flavour, allowing the more delicate aromatic leaves and petals to influence the gin vapour without being destroyed.

Two types of juniper are included, including prostrate juniper that grows in the exposed sea level habitats of the Rhinns of Islay. Only a symbolic amount of Juniperus communis is added.

The Islay spring water from which this gin is made comes from “Dirty Dottie’s spring” on Octomore farm, both for the distillation and the bottling at 46%.

This artisanal dry gin is influenced exclusively by botanicals – no essences, oils or flavourings are added.The use of such aromatic plants for flavouring spirit is not new. Islay’s distillers have a long tradition of using whatever was at hand to improve their rustically produced usquebaugh, distilled on small, portable stills, hidden away in remote glens.

Artisanal Islay Dry Gin used nice of the classic gin aromatics, orris root, cassia bark, coriander seed, etc and augment these with a heady harvest of 22 local botanicals, hand-picked by our expert foraging team from the windswept hills, peat bogs and Atlantic shores of this Hebridean island of Islay.

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20 March 2021
Anonymous
MY MY
I recommend this product
  • Nose Floral with hint of juniper
  • Palate Mellow
  • Finish Smooth
Freshness

Wonderful, I first tried this Gin in a Gin tasting on a cruise ship in 2017. I chose Botanist as the best from 32 different Gins. It has a Wonderful Fresh Taste, and as a previous NON Gin Drinker, The Botanist has now given me a New Drink.

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08 November 2020
Anonymous
MY MY
I recommend this product
  • Finish Smooth
  • Palate Mellow
  • Nose Floral with hint of juniper
The Botanist Gin /Amazing

Beautiful Gin, which I originally found during a Gin Tasting, on board a cruise ship. A gin that is pure, wonderful taste from Islay, of Scotland.

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28 August 2019
nicki ..
I recommend this product
Like drinking in a botanic atmosphere. Floral elegantly spiced

I'm a gin lover and when a friend recommended me to the Botanist instantly caught my attention. It's like drinking in a botanic atmosphere. Floral elegantly spiced. It is a drink that keeps you enjoying the same drink whole night. I love it.

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