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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.
One of two distilleries on the Rhinns of Islay, the western peninsula of the island, Bruichladdich was founded in 1881.
Over the past 130 years, the distillery has changed hands many times and had frequent closures, but since 2000 it has been reborn, and is yet again at the forefront of Scottish whisky distilling.
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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.
Overall: Islay isn't just about the whisky anymore and this just goes to prove it. The Botanist Gin is top-notch.