WildForagedDistilled

Wild. Foraged. Distilled

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

The Machair

My childhood was spent by the sea. The summers were longer and warmer then. Weren’t they?

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The Great British Vermouth

"Vermouth thrives on bitterness, but the bitterness has to have some some content. It's short and it's long, and it's hot and it's cool, and it's more earthy, more spicy..." We talk to the Edinburgh-based creator of the Great British Vermouth.

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Wood Sage

It is odd how things come in and out of fashion and I'm not just talking clothes but food, language, garden plants, and even kitchens.

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Foraged Drinks
Elderflower Collins

One of LJ's drinks on The Botanist Tour today, we are making u

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July Gin Julep

The inspiration for this was finding myself in a shady spot during a few days of hot weather, and the refreshing smell of the spruce plan

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The Ogilvie

Carol and Malcolm Ogilvie are some of our neighbours at the distillery.

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Our Foraging
Here and Now - a lunchtime walk

A lunchtime stroll around the distillery perimeter yesterday revealed all sorts of edible plants, at an interesting intersection of promi

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Here and Now - Winter

A rolling photo essay exploring what's about us at the distillery this week.

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Events

Foraging Walks with the RSPB on Islay

The Botanist and RSPB Scotland have a shared mission on Islay, to connect people with the natural environment around them.

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Foraging walks with RSPB and The Botanist

The Botanist and RSPB Scotland have a shared mission on Islay, to connect people with the natural environment around them.

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The Curious Arts Festival

Curious is a festival like no other.

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