Spirits retailer The Whisky Exchange recently announced that the Fine Spirit of the Year 2013 award has gone to The Botantist Gin from Islay distillery Bruichladdich.

In presenting the award, TWE noted: “This cracking gin channels the inventive nature found in Bruichladdich whisky into the world of white spirits and a unique gin celebrating 22 of the 31 botanicals native to the island.”

About the Winner: 
The Botanist Gin is described as possessing a “rich and mellow” taste with notes of apple, mint, juniper, coriander and honey on the nose.

To celebrate The Botanist Gin’s win, TWE will be selling the spirit at a discounted price of £35.95 until the end of January 2014.