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The Botanist 70cl 46°

Distillery : Bruichladdich / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23719

The Botanist gin, created by the famous whisky distillery Bruichladdich, contains 22 local botanicals from the island of Islay, the Queen of the Hebrides, as well as 9 berries, bark and seeds.

This unique composition is distilled in a special still for 17 hours for an exceptional and complex aromatic result, typical of the island of Islay.

Bruichladdich describes its gin as "an olfactory aurora borealis".

44,00 € tax incl.

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Volume0.7 L
ABV46 °

Established in 1881, this Islay distillery faces Bowmore on the other side of the Loch Indaal.

In the past, it produced the less peated and lightest malts of the island, due to its four long-necked stills. As it almost disappeared in 1995, it was purchased by a group of investors who trusted Jim McEwan (former Bowmore employee) with the responsibility over distillation and blending. Since then, it has been a feast of fascinating novelties and releases…

A rare fact in Scotland, the Bruichladdich distillery (“Bruk-ladie”) uses a brewing vat in open air. Its onion-shaped stills have a very flat bottom and a long neck. The very light peated Bruichladdich Single Malt is unfairly underestimated. It reveals indeed a maritime origin with an iodized nose and a salty mouth flavour. Longer maturation imparts a full body to the whisky and makes it a gourmet, elegant malt. Bruichladdich is also perfect when aged in sherry casks.

The distillery produces also two heavily peated whiskies: Port Charlotte and Octomore.

Colour: translucent.

Nose: sweet menthol, apple, juniper, coriander with aniseed shades, lemon and orange zest, floral.

Palate: rich and mellow. Fresh at first, then the heat develops at the back of the palate. Citrus aromas.

Finish: dry.

Ranked 91/100 at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013.