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Foraged Island Botanicals
The first and only Islay dry gin

WILD ISLAY. THE HEBRIDEAN ISLAND HOmE OF THE BOTANIST CLINGS TO THE EDGE OF THE OCEAN IN THE TEETH OF ATLANTIC WEATHER SYSTEmS.

22 FORAGED ISLAND BOTANICALS. HAND-PICKED LOCALLY AND SUSTAINABLY HERE ON ISLAY BY OUR OWN BOTANICAL SCIENTISTS.

PROGRESSIVE HEBRIDEAN DISTILLERS. THE BOTANIST IS THE ESSENCE OF OUR PHILOSOPHY, OUR ART AND OUR PIONEERING SPIRIT.

Articles

We Call It Foraged Mixology

We humans are a species of relationship, of connection. To each other. To the world. To nature.

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Identifying Plants Safely

The Botanist actively encourages exploration but some folk are nervous about foraging because of a perception that wild plants might be p

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The spirit of Slow Food

The men and women driving progressive thought in the culinary sphere have rejected the industrialised homogeneity of factory-farmed and s

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Foraged Drinks
A Muddled Bramble

A classic B&T with a light wash of blackberry.

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Late Summer Spice (Hogbot)

The brambles bring sweetness and hogweed seeds a hint of ginger, orange and cinnamon.

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Byron's Bramble Botany

"A crimson cloud it spreads and glows" Mildly foraged. Boil brambles until juicy and strain off the juice. Wash the outside

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Our Foraging
Bramble Jelly

Most days along Islay’s winding single track roads you can be sure to find a local knee-deep in a roadside ditch, gingerly reaching into

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Scallops in a Scottish Thai Broth

After a hard day's foraging Kate kindly invited us to use her house and kitchen with its amazing views out across Loch Gruinart.

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Forager's Eggs - on the beach

This is a simple dish inspired by the Gypsy eggs of Andalucia, which we decided to name Forager's Eggs.

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