22 hand-foraged local botanicals delicately augment nine berries, barks, seeds and peels during an achingly slow distillation.
The texture of the spirit is rather nice, with a slightly oily, pleasant palate-coating presence.
Cool mint and juniper, slightly pine-forward juniper at first. Citrus, primarily lemon zest on the early mid-palate before sweet spices and flower come through. Woodruff, chamomile and herbs de provence. Warm juniper late with echoes of vanilla cream, licorice and birch bark. Fairly long, fairly dry finish with a gentle, pleasing astringency.
The Botanist rich, smooth and delicate flavours make it one of the most versatile gins in the world.