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Botanist Islay Dry Gin Miniature - 5cl 46%

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Description

The Botanist is a gin of layered complexity. A progressive 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 Hebridean island.

This fascinating seasonal cocktail is then slow "simmer" distilled in a unique Lomond pot-still. Affectionately known as "Ugly Betty" by the master distiller Jim McEwan, the still prefers to work at low-pressure and won’t be rushed. So the precious botanicals are gently coaxed into releasing their complex, signature aromatics.

Following a programme of extensive modifications and experimentation Jim says he had to "learn a new dance" with the esoteric Lomond, and no-one knew what to expect from that first, achingly-slow 17 hour distillation.

The result is quicksilver: a highly distinctive, complex, floral gin with impeccable provenance; a truly artisanal, hand-crafted labour of love.

A 5cl miniature of the stunning Old Botanist Gin giving you the opportunity to sample what this gin has to offer! 

Tasting Notes

Nose: Enough botanicals to make us wish we had five noses. Big notes of citrus, delicate menthol and floral notes.

Palate: Cool at first but quickly mellows out with warmth growing. Citrus keeps it fresh throughout.

Finish: Long, with a good kick of spice to it.