Beverage type: Gin
The Botanist is produced by famous Scotch distillery Bruichladdich. A complex and layered Gin, it represents an exploration of the botanical heritage of the isle of islay. Nine classic gin botanicals are augmented by 22 local herbs and flowers, foraged “responsibly” and by hand from the hills, shores and bogs of this fertile Hebrides island by a team of botanical scientists.
The aromas 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.
On the palate it’s a melody of Islay’s natural bounty from the atlantic washed beaches to the summit of heather covered hills. 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.