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The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

(70cl, 46.0%)
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Botanist Islay Dry Gin Bottling Note

The Botanist is back with a brand new beat bottle! Made by the geniuses at the Bruichladdich distillery, the Islay gin is jam packed with a tasty selection of botanicals big enough to make any botanist swoon.

Just in case you were curious about what goes into the gin, the new bottle features the names of all the botanicals etched into the glass. 22 of the 31 botanicals are native to Islay, including wild Islay Juniper, giving us a real taste of the island that's neither a peated nor unpeated whisky.
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Botanist Islay Dry Gin (3cl Sample)
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Enough botanicals to make us wish we had five noses. Big notes of citrus, delicate menthol and flowers everywhere!

Palate: Cool at first. It quickly mellows out, warmth growing with citrus keeping it fresh throughout.

Finish: Long, with a good spice.

Overall: Islay isn't just about the whisky anymore. The Botanist Gin is top-notch.

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User Reviews of the Botanist Islay Dry Gin

Liked the old bottle

but, the Gin is the best...

31st July 2014

It is a bit special

Bartender introduced it to me and poured me some straight over one rock and a twist. Smooth and delicious. It will now be my go to gin for my drink of choice - gin martini straight up.

6th July 2014

Me too

I could have written the exact same review of The Botanist as the virgin taster and poster, "First time". Superb gin.

3rd July 2014

First time

I normally favor Hendrick's and Bombay Sapphire , but I took a chance and made a purchase on The Botanist- I am quite taken with the taste and flavor- It now sits proudly on my bar! My new fav- thank you for such a fine product!

30th June 2014


Lovely chilled .Pity about the new bottle shape! The flat shape fitted into the fridge easier.

26th June 2014


Tried a few gins over the year. None I would recommend as a waste to mix... this changes all that.

12th June 2014

Superb stuff

This is a really great gin - fresh and complex at the same time. Just a shame they changed the bottle: the old brick shaped one made it really stand out as the something different that the contents really are.

28th May 2014

Best gin on the market

Got this as a Christmas present from my brother last year. I now don't drink anything else. Why would you, when you can have something this good?

20th January 2014

My go to Martini gin

After years of experimenting and always returning to Tanqueray 10 for my Martini gin, The Botanist is stellar. Do not waste it on mixed cocktails!

11th January 2014

If it's not broke, why fix it?

I'd like to chime in as well on the packaging change. This is good gin, but the price increase is unfortunate as the bottle is less attractive than the original and it's the same exact gin inside of both.

1st January 2014

Exquisite gin

Being a gin lover this has won me over (time and time again) but agree I prefer the old contemporary bottle and price.

28th December 2013

Rebranding fail

This gin WAS great at the previous price point and the new packaging has missed the mark a touch. Worth it at the mid twenties price, but now it's not worth the price increase for the new identity alone.

26th December 2013


This beautiful gin should be drunk neat like whisky or with a little good water. The best gin I have ever tasted.

25th December 2013

wounderful stuff

New bottle new price ? It was a bit of a bargain , but I think £34 is pushing it for a Gin.

3rd December 2013

Excellent - shame they have sold-out

Very very good gin, prefered the old bottle and pre corporate buyout price of mid £20. That said one of the best gins I've tasted

2nd December 2013


This is the best gin I have ever tasted and the only one I will buy from now on !!!!!!!!

10th November 2013

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