The Botanist

The first and only islay dry gin.
The botanist is a gin of layered complexity. A progressive exploration of the botanical heritage of the isle of Islay. The hebridean island home of the botanist clings to the edge of the ocean in the teeth of Atlantic weather systems.


Nine classic gin botanicals are augmented by 22 local herbs and flowers, foraged responsibly and by hand from the hills, shores and bogs of the fertile Hebridean island by the botanical scientists. The distillation of the botanist is a slow, slow process.
Only the purest and lightest vapours enter the lyne arm to reach the casket containing the delicate Islay botanicals.
The Lomond still – Distillation takes place at a gentle simmer in cherished Lomond pot still that The Master Distiller has extensively adapted to slow the process and promote reflux.
Recovered in 2005 from the old Inverleven distillery by Duncan McGillivray and his team, it was floated round to Islay on a barge and installed at Bruichladdich.

The taste discloses a burst of fine flavours whose purity is well defined, as a result of slow distillation; delicate notes of wild mint, juniper, coriander, anise, lemon and orange peel distinguishes. Serving suggestions are classic versions, in fact, the start variants of any gin aficionado in order to enjoy the exceptional complexity of this flavour drink.

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