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The Botanist Islay Gin 46% 70cl

The Botanist Islay Gin 46% 70cl

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Country:  Scotland, UK
Region:  Islay

About:   This is from The Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay.  For this 'The Botanist' small batch artisanal Islay gin we use nine of the classic gin aromatics and orris root, cassia bark, coriander seed, etc and augment thse with a heady harvest of 22 local botanicals hand-picked by our expert foraging team from the windsept hills, peat bogs and Atlantic shores of this Hebridean Island of Islay.

This truly seasonal and exotic cocktail is then slow 'simmer' distilled in our unique and cherished Lomond pot-still, affectionately known by our Head Distiller Jim McEwan as 'Ugly Betty.'  Betty prefers to work at low-pressure and not be rushed, so our precious botanicals are slowly and gently coaxed into releasing their complex signaturre aromatics.  This was a unique project for Jim, he had to 'learn a new dance' with Betty and none of us knew what to expect from that first achingly slow 17 hour distillation.

Tasting Notes: The result is a highly distinctive complex floral gin with outstanding finish and impeccable provenance.  The spirit is satin smooth, gliding over the palate liek no gin you have ever tried before.  a totally seductive experience.  Aromas explode like a olfactory Aurora Borealis filling the senses with meteorites of smell sensations as they explode from the glass.  Sweet, delicate menthol, apple, mint, spring woodlands, juniper, coriander with aniseed undertones, lemon and orange peel and a bouquet of summer flowers on the machir honey from Thistle, coconut from Gorse, wild mint and summer meadows.

A magical melody of Islay and a natural bounty from the Atlantic washed beaches to the simmit of heather covered hills.  Inhale and you are there on the Queen of the Hebrides! 

The taste is rich and mellow, cool on entry, then as it reaches the back of your palate you tast the warmth and absolute purity of slow unhirried distillation.  This is a bewitching delectabel and luxurious gin, it's citrus freshness excites and stimulates the taste buds allowing you to experience a starburst of flavours as they explode across the palate.  All from a beaten up old pot still operated by beaten up distillers on the coast of heaven.

Product Specifications:

Closure:  Stopper

Alcohol %:  40%

Unit size:  70cl


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