WildForagedDistilled

Wild. Foraged. Distilled

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

The opposite of air miles

"There's a disconnect between what human beings are programmed to do and how we’re living now..." We discuss returning to locally foraged flavours with Ally Kelsey of White Lyan, and Forager Andy Hamilton.

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Forager Profile - Mark Williams

Mark recalls getting into wild edibles, and describes how it is for him now teaching foraging full-time.

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Interview with Caitlin Hill

With foraging, 'You're getting less common things; you're making drinks that noone else is making anywhere else in the world.'  We talk with Caitlin Hill, of Mother's Ruin Gin Bar, Cape Town, during her recent trip to Islay.

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Foraged Drinks
The Noble

Noble fir trees have a stunning flavour of grapefruit that pairs wonderfully with gin, reflecting and enhancing the flavours of juniper.

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Wolves of Winter

First create a cold drip infusion of 100g Camomile 90g Rosehip 15g Hyssop 8g Lavender

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Brucchi Atlanticano Islay Vermouth

Ingredients: Handful of Mugwort leaves Handful of Wood Sage leaves Handful of Bog Myrtle leaves

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Our Foraging
Pepper Dulse

While all seaweeds to be found on the shores of the British Isles are edible (there are some toxic ones but they are rare and dwell in th

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Season of the Seedheads

This is the time of year when plant volume ebbs to reveal some of the architecture of the undergrowth.

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What Does Here Taste Like?

'Wherever I go, I forage. It’s a continuing quest for un-buyable flavors and a desire to capture a piece of every new place and literally drink it in. Whether it’s Cape Town or Jerusalem, Islay, Okinawa, or Peoria, Illinois, there are flavors worth exploring.' By our new guest author, Ellen Zachos

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Events

Foraged St Andrews Dinner at The Drugstore Social

Celebrate Saint Andrew's Day on Tuesday 29th November!

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Gin Jubilee Singapore 2016

In Singapore this year, 36 bars are vying for the title of maker of Singapore’s Best Gin & Tonic.

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Ecologically Conscious Exhibition at Farmopolis

Come along and sample some amazing botanical infused cocktails whilst enjoying this wonderful exhibition.

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