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Botanivore says “forever” as only a distiller could. When the love of master distiller Lance Winters’ life asked why he didn’t make her favorite spirit, his answer was St. George Botanivore Gin. Its “meadow in bloom” balance of tangy citrus, bright hops, fresh herbs, and exotic spices has been winning the hearts of drink lovers ever since.
Formats: 750ml & 200ml
Availability: Widely available
Brings a welcome brightness and freshness [to a Martini]
- Wall Street Journal
One of our favorite cocktail gins
A spectacular gin that manages to come across as both traditional and utterly unique
A riot of botanicals
- Sunset Magazine
A sunshine-drenched greenhouse of a spirit
- Park & Bond
Top 50 Spirits of 2012 list | 93 points
- Wine Enthusiast
Complex and bright
At once soft, bright, smooth, and spicy
- The Hooch Life
Dynamic herbal flavors
- Wall Street Journal
Botanivore, our “botanical eater,” is a symphony of flavor comprised of 19 different botanical ingredients working in concert. Spirits are our form of self-expression, and Botanivore expresses our love for the diverse flora of blossoming meadowlands.
While a classic London dry gin is juniper forward, Botanivore explores how lush gin can be when juniper berries are surrounded by a whole host of botanicals that play off of its piney, earthy, tangy, and spicy notes. So what are these other 18 complementary voices? Count with us: angelica root, fresh California bay, bergamot peel, black peppercorn, caraway, cardamom, fresh cilantro, cinnamon, citra hops, coriander, dill seed, fennel seed, ginger, lemon peel, lime peel, orris root, Seville orange peel, star anise.
We use two processes to get the best from Botanivore’s many botanicals. Our custom Arnold Holstein stills give us exquisite control over the flavor we’re able to extract from the botanicals that go into the pot. Juniper berries, fresh California bay laurel, and fresh cilantro require a lighter touch. We layer them in our botanicals basket, where the rising vapor of the still run can coax out their beautiful flavors and aromas.
It should come as no surprise that Lance art directed this label himself, with the bear trap a not-so-subtle hint as to his intentions with this seductive spirit.
Fresh and elegantly herbaceous, with bright citrus, subtle floral notes, earth, and spice, Botanivore is remarkable for its range of flavor. Because it has so many botanicals, different ones show up in different drinks. It’s a perfectly balanced, deeply layered gin.
Botanivore shines in a Gibson, where the onion brings out its savory notes. It’s dazzling as a Spanish-style Gin Tonica as it dances with the garnishing botanicals. Botanivore’s dill seed and caraway bring extra nuance to a Snapper. A Southside highlights the citrus and ginger in Botanivore’s botanical bill.
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