This community, our community, believes that food and drink should be the ultimate expression of the heart and soul of a place and a people and of a time. We act locally, but think globally. We are not parochial. There is so much that connects us all, so much opportunity for us to share ideas and appreciate the skills of those who proudly project what they do across the global stage.
To progressive bartenders, driven by the desire to bring joy to others, this is pure excitement, and it is our mission to provoke this further.
The Botanist is a complex Islay gin of impeccable provenance, and also a creative opportunity. A drink for the mind as well as the palate it invites experimentation, it invites the the bartender out into their own locale to forage for ingredients that will compliment this extraordinary spirit. Carlo Petrini would, we hope, approve.
Thanks to Anton Sucksdorff and Carl Reavey for the photography.