Shake things up
Discover new cocktail possibilities with a beautifully balanced island gin made from 22 hand-foraged wild Islay botanicals
Shake things up
Gin has been dominating cocktail menus, social media feeds and supermarket shelves for some time now so ﬁnding a new bottle to add to your drinks cabinet isn’t going to be hard. Finding a gin that’s truly pioneering, though, isn’t quite as easy.
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin stands out from the crowd for a number of reasons. For one, it’s the ﬁrst gin made on Islay, and is distinctive for the 22 hand-foraged Islay botanicals that are added to nine core gin aromatics to make it unapologetically Scottish in ﬂavour. The island botanicals, including creeping thistle, heather, lady’s bedstraw, mugwort and bog myrtle, are sustainably collected from all over Islay between March and October by a professional forager. The gin itself, which is distilled in small batches in an old copper pot still, is rich and smooth on the palate, and great served simply in a G&T or mixed into cocktails.
What’s more, if you are committed to supporting a company that values purpose as much as proﬁ t and uses its business as a force for good, you’ll be pleased to learn that Bruichladdich Distillery Company, home of The Botanist Gin, was the ﬁ rst gin and whisky distillery in Europe to receive B Corp certiﬁ cation. As a B Corp, the company meets the highest standards of social and environmental impact, balancing purpose and proﬁ t, and is legally required to consider the impact of its decisions on its workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment.
So why not try The Botanist for yourself, in one of these drinks (right)?
The Botanist Gin and Tonic
In this G&T, the grapefruit adds an acidic freshness, complementing the citrus flavours found in the gin, while the rosemary brings a herbaceous, piney quality that pairs well with juniper.
Fill a highball glass
with ice and pour over 50ml The Botanist Islay Dry Gin. Top up with premium tonic water, stir and serve garnished with a sprig of rosemary and a grapefruit wheel.
The Botanist Dry Martini
An ideal cocktail for those who love the flavour of gin as it allows The Botanist’s balanced flavour and mouthfeel to come through.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 75ml The Botanist Islay Dry Gin and 15ml chilled dry vermouth. Shake then strain into a chilled martini glass and serve garnished with a twist of lemon peel.
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin 70cl