This multi-award winning gin only came into being in 2013.
Before that, the lads (Matt and Marcus) had been friends and business partners for years, with backgrounds in engineering, furniture restoration and property renovation.
They were working at Summerhall when they spotted the derelict dogs kennels from the small animal hospital that once stood in the middle of the old Royal (Dick) Veterinary School.
As fate would have it, Marcus had recently inherited a gin recipe from a friend of his late father. Add to that their mutual penchant for a good gin, and the next step seemed obvious.
They rolled up their sleeves and built a distillery.
They tried, tested and experimented until they were experts.
And so began the story of the Botanical Engineers.