The Botanist started with a seed, an idea to create a secret garden of food and drink. A place where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls, and resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Some arrive for the live music, some for the conversation; but here at The Botanist, all can enjoy a wondrous occasion. For MLC, we’ve collaborated with Thomas Dakin gin. This juniper-led gin with zesty notes of sweet orange and fresh citrus is enlivened by an infusion of distinctive red cole, a savoury root botanical. This combination gives the gin its delicious, long, lingering finish.