The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

70cl / 46%

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Product Description

An exciting and unusual gin from Islay whisky distillery Bruichladdich, The Botanist is made in a Lomond still christened Ugly Betty and contains no fewer than 31 botanicals, of which 22 are native to the Southern Hebridean island itself. The latter include the likes of mugwort, meadowsweet and the enigmatic Lady's Bedstraw flowers, and the resultant dry gin is described, perhaps unsurprisingly, as 'floral'.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Rocky

    • Nose

      Complex and overtly floral nose with elderflower and mint being the two botanicals that really start to stand out above the crowd after a few minutes.

    • Palate

      A rich yet silky smooth gin that is a rare beast in that it is pleasant to drink neat. A citrus note from the lemon balm is prominent throughout, balanced by a smorgasbord of floral flavours from the many botanicals used. Sometimes too many ingredients can be a bad thing, but in this case the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

    • Finish

      Long and complex, with the botanicals slowly disappearing, one by one to leave a lovely minty freshness at the very end.

    • Comment

      I can count the number of gins I have enjoyed neat on one hand and this is one of them. However it’s versatile too and can stand up to Fentiman’s tonic as well as making a deliciously floral martini. Betty’s not done badly for an old girl!.

  • Producer's Note

    • Colour

      Quicksilver.

    • Body

      The spirit is satin smooth gliding over the palate like no gin you have ever tried before. A totally seductive experience.

    • Nose

      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!.

    • Palate

      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 starburst of flavours as they explode across the palate.

    • Finish

      All this from a beaten-up old pot still, operated by beaten up distillers on the coast of heaven.

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How we pack
  • Eco-friendly Packaging

    Our boxes are made of 100% recyclable cardboard. Our special air-inflated packaging is both re-usable and recyclable, as well as efficient to both transport and dispose of.

  • Flexible Delivery Options

    We deliver to countries all over the world! You can also select express delivery, or pick a specific delivery date, at checkout.

  • Packed With Care

    Our experienced warehouse team take great care with every order. As specialists in glass packaging they ensure that your items stay safe and secure in transit.

Returns

14-Day returns policy

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While we endeavour to provide full and accurate information on our website, there may be occasions where producers have updated their recipe or failed to provide full details of their ingredients and processes. This may affect factors including the product style and allergen information, and we would advise that you always check the label and not solely rely on the information presented here. If you are at all uncertain about a product then please contact our customer service team before purchase.

Customer Reviews

5 (44 Reviews)

  • 5

    Sean Skillen,

    A very smooth gin with a delicate taste form the botanics.

  • 5

    Peter,

    Makes the most superb dry martini one can possibly imagine: complex, smooth and simply very delicious.

  • 5

    Mark,

    Tried this for the first time at a gin tasting evening. Came out on top with me, against some stiff competition. Absolutely love this gin!

  • 5

    hybrydy,

    The Botanist is my favorite gin! Prefer over Hendrick's, and I love Hendrick's :)

  • 5

    Karl.,

    Discovered this on Islay at Bruichladdich distillery; bought the gin, not whisky! A very light and flavoursome gin and now definitely my preferred choice. Truly excellent!