The Botanist


The Botanist Gin is a highly complex and floral, 22 of the 31 botanicals are native to Islay, giving a real taste of the island. This first and only Islay Dry Gin is a rare expression of the heart and soul of the remote Scottish island home usual famed for Whiskey.

The home of The Botanist Gin is at the edge of the ocean in the direct path of the Atlantic weather systems. Here they describe themselves as progressive Hebridean Distillers and the Botanist is the essence of their philosophy, art and pioneering spirit.

From the first, achingly-slow 17 hour distillation, the end product is a highly distinctive, complex, floral gin with an outstanding finish and impeccable provenance. We certainly believe so at Taste and think the Botanist gin stands out as artisanal, small-batch, and truly hand-crafted.

A breath of botanical Islay in every glass.

Tim suggested we add The Botanist Gin to our gin menu when we first opened the restaurant in 2016. 12 months later and it the only one of our original gins still on the menu. Our regular customers really enjoy it as the base of many a gin cocktail so we cannot get rid of it – it is our “go to” gin now.

Ben Franco at The Barn

We now sell tonic and mixers online!
Click here to complete your Gin & Tonic.

PLEASE NOTE: Images are for illustrative purposes only. Unless otherwise stated, we only sell the named product (i.e. glasses are not included).

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The taste is rich and mellow; cool on entry then as it reaches the back palate you can feel the warmth and absolute purity of slow unhurried distillation. This is a bewitching, delectable and luxurious gin; its citrus freshness excites and stimulates the taste buds allowing you to experience a star-burst of flavours as they explode across the palate – By Jim McEwan

The classic way, with tonic, a lime wedge and plenty of ice cubes.


Spend over £100. UK Mainland only.

UK Mainland

Single Item £5.99

Multiple Items £6.95

Northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, Highlands and other UK Islands


Channel Islands


Local Pick-up

Call 01484 426226 for info.

In most cases, your order will be dispatched next day and arrive within 2 working days. We cannot, however, guarantee this delivery time, so please allow up to 5 working days for the completion of delivery. If we expect a delay, we will contact you. If you have chosen personalisation to your order, please anticipate a longer delivery time and inform us of the latest date you can accept the item using the box provided.