The Botanist.

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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

Meadowsweet Fizzzzz

Walking, cycling or even driving along with the windows open, the sweet almond, honey and slight medicated aroma wafts around you.

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Foraged Mixers - A Light Sparkling Elderflower Wine

The recipe we used for this delightfully light elderflower sparkling wine was adapted by Mark Williams from Roger Phillips book “Wild Foo

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Making Bitters for Cocktails

You will need both the roots and leaves for a Dandelion bitters – but not the flowers.  Dandelions have a long taproot which is reaso

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Foraged Drinks
Islay Spring

A cocktail made to replicate the taste and aroma of Islay in springtime, using a range of ingredients foraged around the island. A Wild Isl

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Foraged Gin Fix

2 oz. Botanist Gin .75 oz. fresh lemon juice .75 oz.

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Checkmate

.75 oz. The Botanist Gin .75 oz. Cointreau .75 oz. Punt e Mes .75 oz.

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Our Foraging
Apple Mint Cordial

Striking up the camping stove in a nearby lay-by we boiled equal parts of water and sugar (1 litre and 1kg) until the sugar was dissolved

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Islay Spring

We have been exploring Islay this week in spring bloom.

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Mark Williams - Forager

Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods is Scotland's only full-time foraging tutor.

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