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The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

(70cl, 46.0%)
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
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(33 Reviews)
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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.

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

The Best Ever Gin

I am so glad that I was introduced to this gin. It was served with a slice of lime, some mint and a superior tonic. It is just the best I have ever tasted ( and I have tasted a few!) So wonderful, well done to the Brewers.

17th October 2015

Can't get enough it's so good. It is what I'm drinking when I'm not drinking Scotch.

I tried this first at a very fancy restaurant in town, simply because I know the buyer and he said it was amazing. I've never ever been a Gin person; the Botanist cured me of that very quickly. It has so much more of the botanical herb taste, and it is never overpowering. I don't quite know how they managed it but it extremely balanced. In my opinion everyone should try this at least once, even if you're not a gin drinker. It's Amazing.

6th October 2015

best gin I've tasted

Can't say much more really. tastes great on its own but also combines into the best g&t ever

26th September 2015

New Convert to Gin

Good friends have patiently introduced me to the World of Gin over the last year or so. My eyes have been opened by the richness of new small batch distiller gins. I was bought a bottle of The Botanist this weekend as a special thank you. It is sooooo good. It is a sheer delight to drink. It offers so much but is such a clean drink. I better save some for the friends who started me on this new journey! It will be tough.

16th August 2015

Best gin ever

I'm not a regular gin drinker but from now on, it will be Botanist Islay Dry Gin, whenever I drink gin. Smooth and fresh stuff, great gin!

17th May 2015

New bottle

really think more than just the bottle changed. had previously enjoyed about 10 bottles of the previous packaging, best Jin I ever had! first bottle of new packaging seems off taste wise?

12th May 2015


Everyone who enjoys gin should definitely try "The Botantist Islay Dry Gin!" It is fantastic and I'm looking forward to visiting the distillery this summer!

1st May 2015

Love Love Love

I was bought a bottle for valentines day by my husband. Simply delicious gin. One of the nicest I have tasted.

Smooth flavour with no overpowering flavour from any of the botanicals.

Will be buying again as our staple gin

9th April 2015

Dave Lee

was bought a bottle for my birthday from my son all i can say is he as been brought up well a first rate gin

5th April 2015


Up to recently I was always a borboun drinker and then I was recently introduced to Botanist gin
It was superb now I am really enjoying my drink so refreshing.
Does any supermarket stock this gin.

21st February 2015

Mike Jackson

A good friend bought me a bottle for my 70 th birthday. I have drunk other gins for years but have found that Botanist is superb and is better than any other gins that I have tasted,

19th January 2015

Oh, what can I say...

Excellent. Aurora Borealis, check. Meteorites, check. Summer Meadows and Spring Woodlands, check. Fair descriptors. Teleported us straight-away to your botanical paradise. Many thanks, we will return.

18th January 2015

Simply the best

Cant believe how well made this gin is!! Exceptional quality taste value, highly recommended, dont you even think of mixing this fine drink!!!

10th January 2015

The Best Christmas present

I received a bottle as a gift this Christmas. Had been drinking Tanqeray 10,shifted to Bluecoat ( a Gin made here in Philadelphia) I now have to change once again. Considering that my go to single malt is Laphroiag, maybe I'll have to move to Islay.

9th January 2015

Excellent quality with the best price tag!

I drink lots of varieties of gin, but I just cant stay away from this one too long, and at this price you cannot complain.
I love this gin so much I was married in the Distillery..

17th October 2014

The very best...

No martinis, no water, no extras - only the really enjoyable, complex, rich herbal taste... the best gin I've ever tasted. And yes, the old bottle was definitively more beautiful than the new one, but what can you do about it?

14th October 2014

New Bottling

The bottle change was made because a copy cat Gin came on the market, of inferior quality, called "Botanicals" and people were buying the inferior copy by mistake and being disappointed! This is why they re-packaged the wonderful "Botanist".

5th October 2014

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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