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

What Plants Are in The Botanist Gin?

Developing the final recipe for The Botanist took five years.

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Edible flowers you can freeze - early spring

A crib about which Spring flowers to freeze, what they taste like and ideas of how to use them. From experienced forager and flavour-maker Liz Knight. 

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Mushroom Bitters

Turkey tail mushroom [Trametes versicolor] in cocktail bitters. Notes and recipe from US forager Ellen Zachos.

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Foraged Drinks
The Botanist Sweet Nettle ( Dutch style)

25ml Syrup of Nettles, Honey and Sorrel 50 ml The Botanist 25 ml Lemon Juice Tonic

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From Brussels to Islay

Syrup of Cocoa nibs, Woodruff, Cayenne Pepper and Gorse flowers The Botanist Gin Add ice and top with Tonic

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Mertini

60 cl The Botanist Gin infused with Pepper Dulse 2 cl Noilly Prat Mix together with ice Strain

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Our Foraging
Here and Now - Winter

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

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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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Events

Sampling at John Lewis, Oxford Street, London

Looking for the  chance to combine our two favourite things Gin and shopping?

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Scotlands Natural Larder - Teaching foraging in Gaelic

 Scotlands Natural Larder Training the trainer event.

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The Green Lab - BLEND in Brussels

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

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