The Botanist is a small-batch, artisanal Islay gin made by Bruichladdich Distillery. It is the only gin made on Islay and is distinctive for its augmentation of the nine classical gin aromatics with a further 22 locally picked wild Islay botanicals. It is these botanicals - and the two local botanists who collect them - that inspire its name.
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
A Hebridean gin made from 9 classic gin botanicals, augmented with 22 'foraged' botanicals, typical to the shores,bogs and hills of the Isle of Islay. Made in a copper still called Ugly Betty - the world's only Lomond pot still - this gin is satin smooth and heralded as a roller coaster, botanical odyssey in a glass.
The taste rich and mellow, cool on entry but developing into a starburst of flavours from the unprecedented number of botanicals.
|Nose||Sweet delicate menthol, aniseed undertones followed by a bouquet of Hebridean flowers.|
|Palate||Menthol to begin with then citrus develops to a floral starburst|
|Finish||Long with delicate spice|