Our Limited-Edition Spring Cocktails Box with Bruichladdich Distillery
Spring is in the air, and to celebrate the new season we’ve created a brand new, limited-edition cocktail box in partnership with the international spirits group Rémy Cointreau.
Perfect for outdoor sipping with friends and family as the weather gets warmer and the evenings get longer, this collection features 4 delicious, premium cocktails designed by our Master Mixologist Patrick Pistolesi. Featuring The Botanist Islay Dry Gin with its 22 foraged island botanicals and the smooth, velvety texture of Bruichladdich’s Classic Laddie Islay Single Malt Whisky, this box is a real treat for either yourself or a friend.
Keep reading to find out more about our exclusive Bruichladdich and The Botanist Cocktail Box and what unique drinks will be included for you to enjoy.
The Botanist Gin is a delectable, artisanal gin that’s conceived, distilled and hand-crafted at Bruichladdich Distillery on the Scottish island of Islay. First introduced in 2011, it’s one of the 2 gins made on the island and uses an incredible 22 foraged island botanicals.
Their professional forager, James Donaldson, hand-picks each botanical throughout spring, summer and autumn. So you can be sure that every drink will be full of flavour and offer mouth-watering aromas too.
Once the botanicals have been picked, they are then dried carefully before being slowly distilled with pure Islay spring water. This results in a gin that speaks of the locality and seasonality of Islay.
About Bruichladdich Whisky Distillery
The Bruichladdich distillery found on the southwestern tip of Islay is one of only two distilleries in the world to be awarded B-Corp status (and the only distillery in Europe). To be B-Corp certified is a recognition as a FORCE FOR GOOD; protecting the planet, empowering people and growing with purpose. The multi award-winning The Botanist Gin and The Classic Laddie are testaments to the fact that great spirits can be made in harmony with, and a focus on, improving the overall environment.
Built in 1881 by the Harvey brothers, Bruichladdich Distillery (pronounced ‘Brook-Laddie), is one of Scotland’s most innovative and experimental distilleries. With 30 acres of nearby farmland, more than 40% of Bruichladdich’s malting barley is now produced on the island itself. They also offer tours around the distillery and tastings for any and all whisky enthusiasts.
Bruichladdich Distillery is extremely well-known for crafting 4 different but delightful spirits. Their signature Bruichladdich whisky is an unpeated Islay single malt with a distinctly sweet, honeyed and floral flavour. If you’d prefer a heavily peated single malt whisky, then Port Charlotte will be the one for you, which has been malted to 40PPM. Or, if you’re an experienced whisky drinker, try Octomore, which boasts a PPM level of 80+ - making it the world's most heavily peated Scotch whisky.
What’s Inside the Spring Cocktails Box?
With a combination of two light and floral cocktails and two remixed whisky classics, our spring cocktails box has a choice for everyone around your table. And they’re perfect to enjoy pre-dinner too!
Patrick Pistolesi has said that our new collection ‘is perfect for gin and whisky enthusiasts alike. Each cocktail is perfectly balanced and truly celebrates the unique flavours and impeccable flavours of both spirits’.
1. The Botanist’s Choice
This cocktail is deliciously light and floral with notes of elderflower and chamomile, perfect as a refreshing tipple on a warm spring day. Blending Islay dry gin, elderflower and chamomile liqueur, citric acid and liquid sugar, this cocktail is one that will go down easy and leave you wanting more.
2. The Botanist Martini
Smooth and complex, the Botanist Martini offers a new spin on a classic for a lighter drink that maximises the botanicals. It combines the Botanist Islay gin with vermouth and orange bitters for a beautifully sparkling drink designed to be sipped and savoured.
3. The Laddie Sour
The Laddie Sour is ideal to enjoy after a meal as it’s ultra-refreshing to the palate and offers a tangy, citrus flavour with a hint of ginger for an extra surprise kick. This punchy cocktail combines Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie whisky with ginger liqueur, citric acid and liquid sugar.
4. The Progressive Old Fashioned
Fans of the classic Old Fashioned are sure to love this twist of the classic too, as it offers a light, smoky taste and a dash of sweetness. Blending Bruichladdich’s Classic Laddie Scotch Whisky with Angostura bitters, organic bitters and liquid sugar, this warming cocktail is perfect to enjoy during the chilly but light spring evenings.
Simply shake, tear and pour over ice before sitting back and enjoying a taste of Islay from anywhere in the UK!Shop our new Bruichladdich and The Botanist Cocktail Box now.