This is perhaps one of the world's best Gin's to be used in making incredible martini's - so we just had to have it!
The Botanist is the first and only small-batch artisanal Islay Dry Gin - crafted with 22 wild native Islay botanicals, hand-picked by Bruichladdich foraging team from the windswept hills, peat bogs, and atlantic shores of Islay. Then distilled in the unique and fabulous 'Ugly Betty'.
The Botanist uses nine of the classic gin aromatics – orris root, cassia bark, coriander seed, etc
The spirit is satin smooth gliding over the palate like no gin you have ever tried before. A totally seductive experience.
The aromas explode like an olfactory Aurora Borealis, filling the senses with meteorites of smell sensations as they explode from the glass. Sweet delicate menthol, apple mint, spring woodlands, juniper, coriander with aniseed undertones, lemon and orange peel, a bouquet of summer flowers on the Machir, honey from thistle, coconut from gorse, wild mint and summer meadows. It's a magical melody of Islay’s natural bounty from the Atlantic washed beaches to the summit of heather covered hills. Inhale and you’re there on the queen of the Hebrides!
The taste is rich and mellow; cool on entry then as it reaches the back palate you can feel the warmth and absolute purity of slow unhurried distillation. This is a bewitching, delectable and luxurious gin; its citrus freshness excites and stimulates the taste buds allowing you to experience a star-burst of flavours as they explode across the palate.