The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
A small-batch, artisanal Islay gin combining 31 botanicals, many that are local to the island. Contains a floral nose, with a distinct sweet juniper hit. On the palate it is rich but mellow and finished with a zesty but gentle spice. A highly distinctive, complex, floral gin.
Although the "Botanist" name might suggest a floral gin, instead the flavor profile veers toward herbs and spices. There's a subtle, herbal scent, with anise flavors up front, backed by coriander seed and cassia bark on the spicy finish. Made by Bruichladdich Distillery, which is renowned for its Scotch, on a pot-still named Ugly Betty. Sold in an attractive, square-shouldered, gift-worthy bottle.