islay dry gin miniature - 5cl
The Botanist Gin miniatures
The latest hit offering created by the Bruichladdich distillery, The Botanist Islay Dry Gin 5cl lives up to the brand’s growing reputation for delivering gin characterised by “layered complexity”. Everything about this gin is reflective of the Scottish Island’s rich traditions and a strong foundation of good taste.
Islay, of course, has created a name in whisky. With this gin, also sold as The Botanist Islay Dry Gin mini bottle, one can say that the island is only beginning to make a name, this time in the world of gin. Bottled at46% ABV, The Botanist Islay Dry Gin small bottle even reflects the preference of Scots for alcohol to carry more tipple, a stronger kick. This gin packs a significantly higher concentration of alcohol compared to most other gins.
Other than the spirit, it is the 22 hand-foraged botanicals that make this gin pretty much extraordinary. These botanicals include 9 berries, seeds, peels, and barks which are found on Islay.
On the nose, this gin releases a floral bouquet that is contrasted by the freshness of citruses, and compounded by cooling menthol. On the palate, these flavours alternate in dominating your senses. In the end, the experience finally finishes with a long, warming sensation peppered by spice.
If you’re not sure whether or not this gin will capture your fancy, try it with a The Botanist Islay Dry Gin miniature. Serve as the gin base for just about any cocktail that you can fix yourself. The distinct bottling also makes this a great idea for gifting.