THE newly-released specialist Botanist Gin is now arriving in stores in Scotland.
Having caused a stir amongst locals on the island of Islay, where it is distilled, sales soon exceeded supply as limited stocks of the new gin are exported to the mainland.
The artisanal gin with an unprecedented 31 botanicals, including 22 native to the island (including juniper) was simmer-disitlled on an unique ‘Lomond’ still – for extra texture, elegance and flavour.
CEO of Bruichladdich, Mark Reynier, says: “The quality of this small batch gin has exceeded all our expectations. The unique attributes of the one-and-only Lomond still together with the 21 Islay botanicals has been a revelation.
“It has been hard to keep up with demand – as soon as we can label it it flies off the shelves.”
Botanist Gin is bottled on Islay at 46% and retails at £25.
Scottish stockists, to date:
Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh (and online mail order)
Gordon and MacPhail Retail Shop, Elgin
Henderson Wines, Edinburgh
Laurence Smith and Son Wine Merchants, Edinburgh
Whisky World, Edinburgh
Cadenheads Whisky Shop, Edinburgh
Winehouse, Elm Row, Edinburgh
Winehouse, St John’s Road, Edinburgh
Winehouse, Slateford Road, Edinburgh
Winehouse, Northumberland Street, Edinburgh
Winehouse, Melville Place, Edinburgh
Winehouse, Comely Bank Row, Edinburgh
Argyll Vintners, Argyll
Clyde Whiskies, Helensburgh
Curly Coo, Crieff (pub)
John, Scott and Millar, Orkney
J A MacKay Grocers, Thurso
T B Watson, Dumfries
Corn Exchange, Crieff
Lockett Brothers, East Lothian
Cellar No. 1, Invergordon
Cellar No. 1, Rothesay
Luvians & The Bottle Shop, Cupar
The Wee Dram, Bakewell
Also available from spirit specialists like Vintage House, London
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Contact: Mark Reynier