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The Botanist Islay Dry Gin*Packaging may vary

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

London Dry Gin /46% ABV / Scotland

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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

4.9111 Reviews
  • Jimmy
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    One of my favorite gins of all time. For me it’s the perfect balance of floral forwardness and dryness, without losing the original gin / juniper berry

  • Alistair
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    Love this one.

  • John

    The Botanist is the only gin to drink, straight with an ice cube, for a dash of water. To mix it with tonic or anything else is a sin.

  • Consuelo

    It was more fruity than most gina, but it was very nice.

  • Anne
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    My absolute favorite Gin

  • Sofia Velez.
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    This is an AMAZING gin. You can actually taste the different botanicals that went into its production. Because of these botanicals, I would pair this gin with tonic water, club soda, or anything else that doesn't compete with a different flavor. For instance, this does not go well with Cassis. The flavors get all mixed up and it's weird.

  • Matt

    It’s just Ok gin, I prefer Stray Dog Wild Gin much better

  • Guitar George

    Great flavor, complex yet balanced. One of my favorites!

  • Scott
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    Awesome Gin delicious!

  • Chantel
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    Bought this as a gift for my husband as he enjoys his Gin beverages. He liked this one, but has others he prefers over it.


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 mission-driven 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, follow us on Instagram via @TheBotanistGin_US and on Twitter via @TheBotanist_US or visit

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).

How to make the 50/50 Martini

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