The Botanist Gin

Founder(s): Bruichladdich Distillery

Inception Date: 2011

ABV: 46%

Age: Unaged

Region of Origin: Islay, Scotland


The Botanist occupies unique position:  it is one of only two gins that are produced on the famous Scotch island, Islay.  Single malt producer Bruichladdich developed this recipe with the help of two local botanists, who assisted with foraging of the unique botanicals used in the gin.


A very complex aroma features mint, coriander, apple and juniper.  Layers of botanical citrus explode on the palate which rests on a relatively full body considering the category.  


Gin is a neutral grain based distilled alcoholic beverage that derives its predominant flavours from juniper berry.  It originated as a medicinal liquor made by monks and alchemists across Europe, particularly in southern France, Flanders and the Netherlands.  Gin emerged in England after the introduction of “jenever,” a Dutch and Belgian liquor distilled from malt wine.  Jenever was historically referred to as “Dutch Courage” and was consumed before battle for its “calming effects.”