The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
London Dry Gin /46% ABV / Scotland
- London Dry Gin
- Tasting Notes
- Balanced, Bright, Citrus, Floral, Fresh, Mint, Smooth
- Food Pairing
- Beef, Cheese - Blue, Cheese - Creamy & Bloomy, Cheese - Fresh & Soft, Cheese - Hard Aged, Cheese - Nutty & Semi-Firm, Cheese - Stinky, Chicken, Cured Meats, Dessert - Chocolate & Coffee, Dessert - Fruit, Dessert - Vanilla & Caramel, Duck & Game Bird, Fish - Meaty & Oily, Fish - White, Fruit - Citrus, Fruit - Dried, Fruit - Sweet, Lamb, Mushrooms, Nuts, Pasta, Pork, Root Vegetables, Salads & Greens, Shellfish, Tomatoes, Turkey
The Botanist Gin is the first and only Islay Dry Gin from Islay, Scotland. A versatile dry gin that is crafted using a unique combination of 22 botanicals that are hand-foraged locally and sustainably on the Scottish island of Islay. These botanicals are picked at varying times of the year, and can only be picked when it’s dry—a frequent challenge on Islay! Our dedicated forager then carefully and meticulously dry all of the botanicals in order to be infused during our slow, simmer distillation process. This incredible attention to detail results in a beautifully complex and elegantly smooth gin with a versatile flavor profile that is perfect for cocktails. This botanical breath of Islay is captured in a stunning glass bottle that features the 22 hand-picked botanicals etched in Latin and is best served in a classic Botanist & Tonic, or as a perfectly chilled martini. We encourage you to experiment with the local & seasonal flavors around you when making your unique Botanist cocktail. To learn more about The Botanist, visit www.thebotanist.com or follow us on Instagram/Facebook via @TheBotanistGin.View all products by The BotanistCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
About the brand
WILD. FORAGED. DISTILLED.
The Botanist was born out of the world renowned Bruichladdich Distillery. Former Master Distiller, Jim McEwan, was the visionary behind The Botanist Gin. He set out with a vision to express the heart and soul of the remote Scottish island of Islay. This vision was brought to life with the help of two professional botanists, Dr. Richard and Mrs. Mavis Gulliver. They were instrumental in the selection of the herbs, leaves and flora that would eventually make up the 22 unique botanicals that are infused in The Botanist Gin. The Botanist is the only gin distillery in Europe that is B Corp Certified, adhering to their detailed standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Set up in 2006, the B Corp certification process was organized to help missiondriven businesses protect and improve their positive impact over time. Acknowledging that governments and non-profits can only go so far in driving change, we join numerous for-profit businesses that balance profit and purpose, helping to tackle some of the challenges our modern societies face.
To learn more about The Botanist, visit www.thebotanist.com or follow us on Instagram/Facebook via @TheBotanistGin.
Try these recipes from The Botanist
The Botanist and Tonic
The Gin & Tonic is one of the simplest and most refreshing cocktails and it is the perfect canvas for a DIY cocktail. The recipe is simple: 2 ounces of The Botanist Gin and 4 ounces of Tonic. Get creative with your garnish and try lime, thyme, mint or any herbs or fruits available in your home.
The Bianco Negroni
This 3 ingredient drink is as refreshing (and Italian) as it gets. The Negroni is, quite simply, a perfect cocktail. With equal parts Gin, Vermouth, and Bitter Aperitif, it couldn't be easier to make. Intended to be sipped, it's refreshing on a hot day and the perfect pre-dinner drink. Bitter, dry, and refreshing all at once, this variation of the classic Negroni cocktail uses blanc vermouth and a bitter aperitif like Suze.
The 50/50 Martini
The cocktail we now know as the martini has a muddy origin story; its name has changed over the years, as have its contents. But by the early 20th century, what we now refer to as the martini was codified as a mix of London Dry gin and dry vermouth, garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Since then it has permeated American culture and become an unrivaled symbol of sophistication. In its famous conical glass, the martini is a visual currency the world over, on millions of menus and neon signs. In many ways the martini is THE cocktail. Our take on the 50/50 martini (also known as the perfect martini) consists of half Botanist Gin and half dry vermouth. This variation is lighter and more refreshing, perfect for the spring and summer seasons.
The Bee's Knees
The phrase the “bee's knees" was used in Prohibition times as slang to mean “the best." This cocktail, a gin sour that's believed to have been created around that time, used lemon and honey to mask the harsh smell of bathtub gin. There are many ways to put your own local & seasonal twist on this classic cocktail, including using local honey and steeping with local herbs (lavender, sage, to name a few).