Botanist Islay Dry Gin

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Botanist Islay Dry Gin

Botanist Islay Dry Gin
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  • Islands, Scotland

$29.99
  • PRODUCER:

  • Bruichladdich Distillery

  • REGION:

  • Islands, Scotland

  • AGING:

  • N/A

The first gin produced on the Scottish isle of Islay, this barley-based spirit joins 9 classic botanicals including orris root, cassia and coriander, with 22 locally foraged herbs and flowers. Slow distilling in a copper pot still preserves their essence and produces a seasonal and distinctly Islay gin. It won a Gold medal at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

"With 31 botanicals, one could easily think that the gin might be a confusing mess, but thankfully, it is anything but."

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What Members Are Saying

"10 out of 10 would buy this Whiskey Again!"

OVERALL CSX RATING

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TASTE SCORES

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  • 88

  • Beverage Testing Institute 2012

TASTE SCORES

Taste Scores

  • 88

  • Beverage Testing Institute 2012

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Product Details

This barley-based spirit joins nine classic botanicals including orris root, cassia and coriander with twenty-two locally foraged herbs and flowers. It is the first gin produced on the Scottish isle of Islay, and is slow distilled in their “Ugly Betty” copper pot still at low heat and pressure to preserve the aromatics and essence of the herbs and botanicals. The gin's aromas include menthol, apple mint, spring woodlands, juniper, coriander, lemon and orange peel. The palate boasts rich and mellow flavors, with coolness followed by warmth and purity of flavor, along with fresh citrus and a smooth, seductive mouth feel. This is a truly seasonal and distinctly Islay gin.

About the Producer

Bruichladdich Distillery is located on the Rhinns on the Scottish isle of Islay. Founded in 1881 by three Harvey brothers (William, John and Robert), the distillery offers a wide range of Scotches, and is best known for its single malt offerings. It is pronounced “Brook-laddee”, considers itself to be the oldest Islay distiller, and only uses 100% Scottish barley. Bruichladdish started producing The Botanist Gin in 2011, and the company was acquired by Rémy Cointreau in 2012.

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      roland durocher

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      New York City, NY

    • REVIEWS

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    Keep coming back, its my favorite.

    (Posted on 9/1/2017)

    Perfect balance of flavors. Does not overpower with juniper (eg, Junipero) or anise, and does not have the alcohol burn of some others (eg, Sipsmith). Nothing better for a martini. I used to think it was a waste to put it in tonic, but now that I discovered good tonic (Q and Fever Tree Light are my favorites), I need a good gin in it, and its a toss up between Sipsmith and Botanist. If I add a lemon and splash of Chartreuse, it tips the scales back to Botanist.

    Perfect balance of flavors. Does not overpower with juniper (eg, Junipero) or anise, and does not have the alcohol burn of some others (eg, Sipsmith). Nothing better for a martini. I used to think it was a waste to put it in tonic, but now that I discovered good tonic (Q and Fever Tree Light are my favorites), I need a good gin in it, and its a toss up between Sipsmith and Botanist. If I add a lemon and splash of Chartreuse, it tips the scales back to Botanist.

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