Islay Dry Gin 50ml - The Botanist

The Botanist

Islay Dry Gin 50ml

£7.50

This miniature of The Botanist is like a one-way ticket to Islay. This limited edition gin was produced on the Hebridean island by whisky legends Bruichladdich Distillery. They use 31 different botanicals in total, of which 22 are hand-foraged berries, barks, seeds and peels plucked from the island. In alphabetical order, these 22 are apple mint, bog myrtle, chamomile, creeping thistle, downy birch, elder, gorse, hawthorn, heather, juniper, lady’s bedstraw, lemon balm, meadowsweet, mugwort, red clover, spearmint, sweet cicely, tansy, water mint, white clover, wild thyme and wood sage.

Slowly distilled in a pot-still called ‘Ugly Betty’, which has been described as looking like “an oversized, upside-down dustbin made of copper”, the gin buzzes with energy like an overhead power cable. Bruichladdich has captured the essence of the island’s woods, meadows, hills and coastline in this startlingly complex and regional gin. Smooth, mellow and pure, The Botanist’s notes of menthol, wildflowers, honey, citrus, coconut and pine give it a really outdoorsy feel. Each sip is like exploring the island. It makes a great gin and tonic, but we also rather enjoy making a Martini with it by rinsing the glass with a little smoky Islay whisky instead of vermouth, and then adding just the tiniest pinch of sea salt.

SKU No.: 1943746

Style No.: 530551

Country: Scotland
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 46%
Volume: 50ml

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