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The Botanist Islay Dry Gin*Packaging may vary

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

London Dry Gin /46% ABV / Scotland

Product Details

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

Product Description

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 or follow us on Instagram/Facebook via @TheBotanistGin.

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Community Reviews

4.9(99 Reviews)
  • Dolores L.
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    Oct 24 2021
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    Different then what I usually drink (Hendricks) but made a really great martini!

  • Michael S.
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    Sep 18 2021
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    Love it. Very yummy.

  • Tonya
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    Aug 12 2021
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    This was delightful. I had a gin and tonic so both the gin and the tonic water were Botanical and it was a delightful drink.

  • Todd
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    Jul 4 2021
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    My new favorite gin.

  • Mike
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    Jun 12 2021
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    Botanist dry gin is our mainstay for gin and tonics and gin martinis. It complements especially well with lemon, lime, and herbs in our drinks. (We also enjoy your flavored gins which provide seasonal variation

  • Matt
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    Jun 4 2021
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    I mix The Botanist in all my gin cocktails and it is always a hit. I especially enjoy my Botanist Martinis....just a splash of dry vermouth with gorgonzola filled jalapeño olives!! It is the perfect martini!!!

  • Kevin
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    Jun 4 2021
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    The Botanist Gin pleasantly surprised my taste senses because it did not overwhelm me with a taste of pine tree with too much Juniper. It has become my go-to gin for every occasion!

  • Danny
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    Jun 4 2021
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    I generally include Botanist in a cocktail, although occasionally up on rocks does occur. I like the gin being from Scotland. I use Botanist to cool my body on a hot day, and cool my mind on a crazy day. I wear my vacation hat from Mexico, sit on my deck on the farm in the woods, and have my Botanist & Tonic on a sunny afternoon. That's how I feel about Botanist, like I'm on vacation.

  • Jerrod
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    Jun 3 2021
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    Love the balance of this taste gin. Complex but subtle. Good in a G&T or a number of great cocktails!!

  • Kathy
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    Jun 3 2021
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    I keep a bootle in the freezer and enjoy it neat of an evening in the summer on the deck. Amazing, refreshing, more-ish


About the brand


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 or follow us on Instagram/Facebook via @TheBotanistGin.

Try these recipes from The Botanist

The Botanist Martini

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Elevate your martini with The Botanist Gin, the first and only Islay Dry Gin from Islay, Scotland.

The Bianco Negroni

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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 Pomegranate Martini

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Steeping fresh pomegranate in The Botanist Gin gives this cocktail its distinct color and flavor. We promise it's worth the wait. 

The Bee's Knees

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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).

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