The Botanist Unveils New Cask-Aged Gins


February 5, 2024

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin & The New Islay Cask Matured Gin Range

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin unveils The Islay Cask Matured Gin Range including The Botanist Islay Cask Rested Gin and The Botanist Islay Cask Aged Gin.

Crafted at Bruichladdich Distillery on the Scottish Isle of Islay, known for its whisky, The Botanist is positioned to introduce innovations in matured gin to the market. These two new liquids combine the versatility and layered flavor profile that The Botanist is known for with the distinctiveness and depth of the award-winning aged spirits that are the distillery’s hallmark. 

The Botanist is a top gin brand in the U.S. as well as globally. This new range marks the first innovation to launch in the broader U.S. market since the brand was introduced to the market in 2014.

With access to over 300 cask types across the distillery’s Hebridean warehouses, Head Distiller Adam Hannett was able to look beyond the traditional boundaries of gin with these new spirits, experimenting with wood that has previously held everything from the finest red wine and sherry to American whisky.

The ability to work with so many different liquid combinations has allowed him to produce two unique cuvées that embody the essence of Islay, the distillery’s Scottish island home, and the diligence of whisky blending and distillation it is known for.

Seeking to add definition to an emerging category, The Botanist has chosen to refer to the two new gins as Rested and Aged – taking inspiration from the reposado and añejo tequila classification.

The Botanist Islay Cask Rested Gin is a cuvée of around 16 different cask types from a variety of regions and has been aged in Bruichladdich’s warehouse on Islay for a minimum of six months. The cask influence brings extra viscosity to the palate while a symphony of botanicals combines with the spices of the wood to create a deep mouthfeel. The unique result appeals to the palate that appreciates the layered complexity of gin as well as the warmth of an aged spirit.

The Botanist Islay Cask Aged Gin is a cuvée of around six different cask types from a variety of regions and has been aged in Bruichladdich’s warehouse for a minimum of three years. Itr’s a liquid for the dark spirits enthusiast in search of new flavors to explore.

Both the Cask Rested and Aged gin can be sipped neat like high-end whisky or tequila or enjoyed with a cube of ice and orange twist in a new gin drinking experience. The liquids also mix beautifully into classic gin cocktails such as a Martinez or Negroni.

“We have watched and waited to see how the balance of the liquid and the 22 Islay botanicals can be further enhanced by resting in fine quality European and American oak casks,” Hannett said in a news release. “This experiment has been decades in the making, and we’re really pleased with the vibrancy and depth of the new liquids.”

The Botanist Islay Cask Rested Gin is priced at $49.99 and is available at retail and in the on-premise in select markets. The Botanist Islay Cask Aged Gin is exclusive to the on-premise, available in highly limited quantities in select markets. Both products have an ABV of 46% and are available in a 750mL bottle.

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