A dry style gin that is exciting and unusual from Islay whisky distillery Bruichladdich, The Botanist is made in a Lomond still christened Ugly Betty and contains no fewer than 31 botanicals, of which 22 are native to the Southern Hebridean island itself. The latter include the likes of mugwort, meadowsweet and the enigmatic Lady's Bedstraw flowers, and the resultant dry gin is described, perhaps unsurprisingly, as 'floral'.
REGION: Scotland ABV: 46% VOLUME: 70cl
Nose:Enough botanicals to make us wish we had five noses. Big notes of citrus, delicate menthol and flowers everywhere!
Palate:Cool at first. It quickly mellows out, warmth growing with citrus keeping it fresh throughout.
Finish:Long, with a good spice.
Overall:Islay isn't just about the whisky anymore. The Botanist Gin is top-notch.
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