For this, "The Botanist", small-batch, artisanal Islay gin we use nine of the classic gin aromatics - orris root, cassia bark, coriander seed, etc - and augment these with a heady harvest of 22 wild, native island botanicals, hand-picked by our expert foraging team from the windswept hills, peat bogs and atlantic shores of this Hebridean island of Islay.
Posted by RJM on 3rd Sep 2014
This is the smoothest gin money can buy: a straight sipping gin (!!) with great complexity and subtlety of taste. One to linger over.
It can also be the basis of a great, classic dry martini, as long as it's not swamped by additional alcoholic gizmos. (But then it wouldn't be a classic dry martini, would it?)