The Botanist – Islay Dry Gin
Made by the geniuses at the Bruichladdich distillery, the Islay gin is jam packed with a tasty selection of botanicals big enough to make any botanist swoon. the new bottle features the names of all the botanicals etched into the glass. 22 of the 31 botanicals are native to Islay, including wild Islay Juniper, giving us a real taste of the island that’s neither a peated nor unpeated whisky.
Bruichladdich, who describe themselves as ‘progressive Hebridean distillers’, are proud to be non-conformist and to do things a little differently. This modern approach is juxtaposed against their traditional and local values – maturing and bottling all their spirit on the island, using only Scottish-produced barley and retaining Victorian-era equipment, including the only open-topped mash tun on Islay and the last remaining belt-driven mill in Scotland.