Botanist Islay Dry Gin

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750ML Unless Noted Otherwise.

The botanist islay dry gin is a spirit of layered complexity, where aromas and flavours stand alone before melding seamlessly on the palate. 22 hand-foraged local island botanicals delicately augment nine berries, barks, seeds & peels. A marzipan sweetness, with notes of melon, pine sap and sea salt from Coigach Bay, supports balanced citrus including lemon and sweet orange peel from Invergordon.

Rediscover a time before the great machine. Before logic and science took over. A time where things less complicated, more mysterious still existed. Things like magic and miracles. The botanist islay dry gin re-introduces us to that world; this island a kind of lost world, free from modern interference, where native herbs and plants grow wild and undisturbed - secretly linked to the past; waiting for discovery and recognition.


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

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.

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. Sweet and earthy notes combine with the delicate floral and herbal notes of the Islay 22. Each sip reveals deeper layers and more complex combinations of delicate flavors. This complexity and versatility perfectly suit a creative serve of you own.

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 flavor, a different combination of botanicals, upon every taste.

Create Your Own Cocktail



75ml/2.5oz The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
15ml/0.5oz Dry vermouth (chilled from the fridge)
Classic garnish: Lemon peel twist
Alternative garnish: Lemon balm

Chill a Nick and Nora glass by filling with ice
Fill a mixing glass with 2/3 good quality ice
Add all the ingredients and stir continuously for at least 30 seconds to allow the ingredients to chill and dilute slightly
Empty the ice out of the glass
Strain into your chilled glass
Garnish with a lemon twist or lemon balm