The Botanist Gin

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“The Botanist”, small-batch, artisanal Islay gin use nine of the classic gin aromatics – orris root, cassia bark, coriander seed, etc – and augment these with a heady harvest of 22 local botanicals, hand-picked by expert foraging team from the windswept hills, peat bogs and Atlantic shores of this Hebridean island of Islay.

Islay, Scotland

70cl

46%

“The Botanist”, small-batch, artisanal Islay gin use nine of the classic gin aromatics – orris root, cassia bark,
coriander seed, etc – and augment these with a heady harvest of 22 local botanicals, hand-picked by expert foraging team from the windswept hills, peat bogs and Atlantic shores of this Hebridean island of Islay.

Botanicals are the very essence of gin, its reason for being.

This truly seasonal and exotic cocktail is then slow “simmer” distilled in our unique and cherished Lomond pot-still,
affectionately known as “Ugly Betty”. Betty prefers to work at low-pressure and won’t be rushed.
So our precious botanicals are slowly and gently coaxed into releasing their complex, signature aromatics.
Achingly-slow 17 hour distillation.,The result: a highly distinctive, complex, floral gin with outstanding finish and
impeccable provenance. In an age of re-badged industrial gins, the Botanist stands out as a truly artisanal, small-batch,
hand-crafted labour of love and distiller’s art. A breath of botanical Islay in every glass.

31 Botanicles :  22Foraged Island botanicals, 9 Core Botanicles go into The Botanist.

The full list of botanicals :

22 Foraged Island Botanicles :-  Wild Islay Juniper, Elderflower, Applemint, Wood Sage Leaf, Bog Myrtle, Sweet Cicley, Creeping thistle, Peppermint Leaf, Heather Flowers, Meadowsweet, Water Mint Leaf, Tansy, Hawthorn Flower, Lemon Balm, Mugworth Leaves, Thyme Leaf, Gorse Flower, White Clover, Red Clover Flower, Birch Leaf, Sweet Camomile, Lady’s Bradshaw,

9 Core Botanicles :- Angelica Root, Cassia Bark,Cinnamon Bark, Coriander Seed, Juniper Berries, Lemon Peel, Liquorice Root, Orange Peel, Oris Root. Phew………………

Tasting Note :-

Nose :  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 BOUNTYFROM THE ATLANTIC WASHED BEACHES TO THE SUMMIT OF HEATHER COVERED HILLS.
 
 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.

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