We humans need wild. It speaks to our soul. To create The Botanist, we reached for the wild. Our inspiration comes from the Isle of Islay, our fertile, Hebridean home on Scotland’s west coast.
The 22 are our contribution. They speak of our place, of our seasons, of our spirit. The Botanist is a manifestation of our island home, inspired by the people, the landscapes and the flora of Islay.
A slow simmer distillation unfolds in a uniquely modified still. Like our 22 island botanicals, this still was “foraged” from the old Inverleven distillery in Dumbarton, Scotland and brought to Islay on a barge.
Thanks to Inka @onthesauceagain for sharing this #repost #agedgin
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Grab the last of those brambles for a seasonal gin and tonic!-This autumn Botanist and Tonic, or “B&T” uses brambles and a sprig of rosemary as garnish. Rosemary is rich in pinene, a flavour compound which is also found in juniper, so it makes a great addition. The fruity brambles stop it being too savoury. A little bit of juice will leech naturally from the fruit, but you can squish / muddle the berries a little to add more seasonal colour to this popular highball. -Have a great weekend from all of us in Islay#bethebotanist #autumn #ginandtonictime ... See MoreSee Less