Brand: The Botanist
Alcohol Level: 43% abv
Bottle Size: 700ml
Citrus, Earthy, Floral, Herbaceous, Spice, Sweet
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Immediately a bouquet of herbal freshness, juniper and sweet citrus come to the fore. Allow a little time to open and the sweet, spicy and earthy notes of cassia and coriander set a base for the delicate complexity of the Islay 22. The scent of Islay botanicals gently rises, winding their wild aromas of mint, thyme, sweet gale, gorse, chamomile – a green freshness – through the heart of The Botanist.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich and mellow, cool on entry then arming across the palate, stimulating the taste buds with a round mouthfeel and citrus freshness. The balance and complexity are distinctive. With sweet and earthy notes combining with delicate floral and herbal notes of the Islay 22. Each sip reveals deeper layers and more complex combinations of delicate flavours. This complexity and versatility perfectly suit a creative foraged serve of your own.
Relaxed and balanced. Water mint, hawthorn, wood sage, sweet cicely, cinnamon, citrus, soft juniper – a harmonious combination held together with a gentle, satin-soft texture. The viscosity from an achingly slow distillation brings out the delicate essence of Islay, expressing a different balance of flavour, a different combination of botanicals, upon every taste.
Creeping Thistle, Elder Flower, Meadowsweet
Goes great with:
A sprig of rosemary, tonic and ice