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

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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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 Drinks
Mower's Reward

Botanist, tonic, garden clover. What could go wrong?

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The Foggy Dog

Assaf at Lighthouse in Brooklyn, New York, USA has a delicious spin on the Salty Dog for us today.

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Wild Foraged martini

One of a range of foraged cocktails served at the Kelvingrove Café in Glasgow.

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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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