The Botanist Gin

The Botanist Gin

The Botanist Gin

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Elevate your gin experience with The Botanist Gin, a handcrafted spirit that embodies the essence of artisanal distilling. Crafted on the remote Scottish island of Islay, this exceptional gin is a testament to the region's rich botanical heritage and the expertise of its distillers.

Locally Foraged Botanicals: The Botanist Gin is made using a unique blend of 22 hand-foraged botanicals, carefully selected from the wild landscape of Islay. From delicate wildflowers to aromatic herbs and citrus fruits, each botanical is chosen for its quality and contribution to the gin's distinctive flavor profile.

Complex Flavor Profile: With each sip, The Botanist Gin delights the palate with its complex and nuanced flavor profile. Juniper berries take center stage, accompanied by hints of citrus zest, floral notes, and a medley of herbs and spices. Subtle undertones of Islay's maritime influence add depth and character, resulting in a gin that is both balanced and intriguing.

Small-Batch Distillation: The Botanist Gin is distilled in small batches in traditional copper pot stills, allowing the distillers to carefully control every aspect of the process. This hands-on approach ensures that each bottle of gin meets the highest standards of quality and consistency, resulting in a spirit that is truly exceptional.

Versatile and Refreshing: Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the base for your favorite cocktails, The Botanist Gin is a versatile and refreshing choice. Its smooth and well-balanced character makes it the perfect companion for any occasion, from casual gatherings to elegant soirées.

A Taste of Islay: Experience the beauty and diversity of Islay with every sip of The Botanist Gin. From the rugged coastline to the rolling hillsides, this gin captures the essence of the island's natural landscape in every bottle. Raise a glass and toast to the spirit of adventure with The Botanist Gin. Cheers to great gin and unforgettable moments.

Appearance: The Botanist Gin presents a crystal-clear appearance, reflecting the purity and craftsmanship of its distillation process. Its clarity invites anticipation for the sensory journey ahead.

Nose: Upon nosing, The Botanist Gin reveals a delightful bouquet of botanical aromas. Fresh juniper berries take center stage, accompanied by bright citrus notes of lemon and orange peel. Subtle hints of floral and herbal undertones, reminiscent of wildflowers and aromatic herbs, add depth and complexity to the nose.

Palate: On the palate, The Botanist Gin enchants with its well-balanced and nuanced flavor profile. Juniper remains at the forefront, offering a bold and distinctive character, while delicate citrus flavors dance on the tongue. A medley of herbs and spices, including coriander, cinnamon, and licorice, adds complexity and depth, creating a harmonious symphony of flavors that linger on the palate.

Finish: The finish is clean, crisp, and refreshing, with the gin's botanical flavors lingering gently on the palate. Echoes of juniper, citrus, and herbs fade slowly, leaving a satisfying sensation that invites another sip. The finish is a testament to the gin's exceptional quality and craftsmanship, promising a memorable drinking experience from start to finish.

The Botanist is a dry gin made by the Bruichladdich Distillery in Islay, Scotland. It is one of two gins made on the island and is known for its hand-foraged botanicals. Each year, between March and October, the botanicals used in the gin are collected from all over Islay by professional foragers.
Founded in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, The Botanist is made by Bruichladdich Distillery, the first whisky and gin distillery in Europe to meet the strict criteria of social and environmental governance to achieve B Corp status.
The viscosity of the liquid is exceptional. Immediately a bouquet of herbal freshness, juniper and sweet citrus come to the fore. Allow a little time to open and the sweet, spicy and earthy notes of cassia and coriander set a base for the delicate complexity of the Islay 22.
All distilled / London dry gin is made by a distillery even if sometimes it's not the "distillery" whose name is on the bottle.
With a distillation process taking 17 hours, some of the botanicals are macerated overnight on the still, with the more delicate botanicals placed in a botanical basket that hung inside the head of the still.
The Botanist is an artisanal hand-crafted and distilled gin from the Scottish island of Islay. Islay Dry Gin it is truly unique, with 22 hand-foraged, local herbs and flowers delicately and slowly distilled with nine classic gin botanicals.
Nine traditional botanicals (wild Islay juniper berries, cassia bark, angelica root, coriander seed, cinnamon bark, lemon and orange peel, liquorice root and oris root) form the Botanist's base flavour, augmented with 22 native Islay botanicals.
Size: 70cl (46% ALC./VOL.) The Botanist is a gin of layered complexity, a progressive exploration of the botanical heritage of our isle of Islay. 22 hand-foraged local botanicals delicately augment nine berries, barks, seeds and peels during an achingly slow distillation.

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