The Botanist Islay Dry Gin | Planter Gift Set

Product SKU: 10462

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Regular price £36.00
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Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

One of our very favourite gins, The Botanist is made at Bruichladdich distillery on Islay, using an old Lomond still - a pot still with a rectifier column as a head. This Lomond still, christened Ugly Betty, originally made grain whisky at the defunct Inverleven distillery.

The Botanist gin is made with no fewer than 31 botanical ingredients, 22 of which are sourced on Islay itself, and is bottled at a hearty 46%. This Botanist Planter gift set comes in a sturdy tin which can be recycled into a herb planter, and they've even thrown in a packet of seeds to get you started.

Distillery / Brand

Bruichladdich / The Botanist



Country Scotland
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.0%


Tasting Notes

Body: Satin smooth; it glides across the palate. The viscosity of the liquid is exceptional.

Nose: Immediately a bouquet of herbal freshness, juniper and sweet citrus come to the fore. Allow a little time to open and the sweet, spicy and earthy notes of cassia and coriander set a base for the delicate complexity of the Islay 22. The scent of Islay botanicals gently rises, winding their wild aromas of mint, thyme, sweet gale, gorse, camomile – a green freshness – through the heart of The Botanist.

Taste: Rich and mellow, cool on entry then warming across the palate, stimulating the taste buds with a round mouthfeel and citrus freshness. The balance and complexity are distinctive. With sweet and earthy notes combining with delicate floral and herbal notes of the Islay 22. Each sip reveals deeper layers and more complex combinations of delicate flavours. This complexity and versatility perfectly suit a creative foraged serve of your own.

Finish: Relaxed and balanced. Water mint, hawthorn, wood sage, sweet cicely, cinnamon, citrus, soft juniper – a harmonious combination held together with a gentle, satin soft texture. The viscosity from an achingly slow distillation brings out the delicate essence of Islay, expressing a different balance of flavour, a different combination of botanicals, upon every taste.

Serving Suggestions

Clemantine and Sage Gin & Tonic

Ingredients: Ice, 35ml The Botanist
Season: Winter

Method: Top with premium tonic
Garnish: with Clementine and Sage

Peach and Chamomile Gin & Tonic 

Ingredients: Ice, 35ml gin
Season: Summer
Method: Top with premium tonic
Garnish: with Peach and Chamomile

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
David Henry
Botanist Gift Set

The Botanist is one of my favourite gins, smoothly aromatic. With the planter and seeds pack it is the gift that keeps on giving.


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