Plant Conservation Edition

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One-fifth of all plant species are threatened with extinction.

Our exclusive, limited-edition new bottle will raise funds for Botanic Gardens Conservation International’s (BGCI) Global Botanic Garden Fund and will contribute to urgent biodiversity projects around the world.

We’re excited to reveal our new Plant Conservation Edition. Featuring the same exceptional liquid as The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, the bottle will raise money for Botanic Gardens Conservation International, a charitable organisation delivering meaningful plant conservation and biodiversity work all over the world. Every bottle will donate £5 to supporting plant biodiversity and conservation projects worldwide, enabling around 20 botanic gardens to safeguard endangered plant species.

Biodiversity provides the foundation for all human life. From the food we eat to the water we drink, it all relies on a healthy ecosystem and loss of biodiversity can weaken this. We have committed to protecting plant biodiversity and conservation practices since our inception. In 2015, the distillery set up The Botanist Foundation to promote sustainability, biodiversity and conservation. The Foundation has since funded local and international projects that do vital work in this field such as supporting the Global Botanic Garden Fund, which boosts funding for smaller gardens in developing countries and biodiversity hotspots.

Douglas Taylor, our CEO

“Biodiversity is at the heart of The Botanist. Our botanicals are hand-foraged sustainably to protect our Hebridean home so we understand a little of the work that the BCGI is doing globally to protect the world’s biodiversity. The partnership is a deep-rooted and important one that gives us all a chance to leave a positive legacy and we hope the Plant Conservation Edition is at the top of every conscious gin lover’s gift list this Christmas.”

Douglas Taylor, CEO of the Bruichladdich Distillery Company, makers of The Botanist, and Chairman of The Botanist Foundation.

We’re now in the second year of a three-year partnership with the BCGI, which is based at London’s world-famous Kew Gardens. BGCI’s network connects gardens in all corners of the earth.

The money raised by these bottles will provide essential funding to a number of locations such as the San Francisco Botanical Garden in the United States, who are attempting to conserve rare magnolias through grafting, as well as working with other gardens in Kerala and Vancouver Island, protecting extremely rare trees endemic to India and Canada.

The unique packaging design of the bottle is inspired by the rare flora that the project is helping to save, including cloud forest shrubs in Mexico and endangered cinnamon trees in India.

Packaging close up

The pack also includes a plant naming tag, which you can see in the top photo here.  It has ‘Saving Plants Together’ on one side and space to write on the reverse, so we can each keep in mind the part we are playing close to home in addressing a much wider issue.

The Plant Conservation Edition martini

“Our partnership with The Botanist is an exciting and vital one that puts our mission in the homes and on the bars of gin-lovers across the globe. Every moment we’re making strides towards our biodiversity goals, but with the support of The Botanist, those strides get bigger and more purposeful every day. The Plant Conservation Edition is the perfect balance of purpose and product, telling our story far and wide.”

Dr. Paul Smith, Secretary-General of BCGI

The Botanist Plant Conservation Edition
The Botanist Plant Conservation Edition

The Botanist Plant Conservation Edition is available now.

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