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

Tinkering with Tinctures

"Both the water and the alcohol in the spirit are important, because some compounds are only soluble in water, while others are best extracted by alcohol." Insight about tinctures from guest author, Ellen Zachos.

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Profile - Rupert Waites

"There in the dark we would tuck into big plates of lobster, Nora's soda scones and loads of tea. I can still taste the combination now." Rupert Waites, co-creator of Aelder elixir and 'Buck and Birch', tells us about the influences on him, mixing foraging with business, and what's so good about elderberries.

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Sea Lettuce Sea Scone recipe

This is an easy to make, delicious and nutritious coastal take on the tea scone.

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Foraged Drinks
Tansy Fizz

50ml The Botanist Gin 25ml. Pear juice 20ml. Lemon juice 17ml. Tansy syrup 1 dash of  Aromatic Bitters

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Last Man Standing

50 ml The Botanist Gin 20 ml Lemon Juice 20 ml Yarrow Flower syrup 1 drop of Absinthe Soda

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Islay 75

50 ml The Botanist Gin infused with Hog weed seeds 25 ml Verjus 15ml Ginger Syrup 25 ml Apple cider

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Our Foraging
Sea lettuce

Like a lettuce of the sea -  this is a great one to have one your foraging list whether you are a beginner or an experienced salty sea dog.

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Heather - one of the 22

Ca' them where the heather grows, Ca' them where the burnierowes,

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Drinker's Guide To Conifers

While juniper is the only conifer that must legally be present in gin, many of its evergreen cousins - Rosemary, Spruce, Christmas trees - can also contribute to a great gin drinking experience. 

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Events

The Green Lab - BLEND in Brussels

BLEND is a new event in Brussels created by the Green Lab team.

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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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