Our People

Our people are the lifeblood of the distillery.

Adam Hannett

Adam Hannett

head distiller

Adam started out as a tour guide in Bruichladdich’s visitor centre. He’s now the man responsible for distilling The Botanist.

James Donaldosn

James Donaldson

Professional Forager

Meet James, the man responsible for foraging for the 22 wild Islay botanicals that give The Botanist it’s unique flavour.

Allan Logan

Allan Logan

Production Director

Allan Logan was there the night that The Botanist gin was first produced on this island famed for its whisky.

Douglas Taylor

Douglas Taylor


At the helm since 2012, Douglas has been a driving force in bringing The Botanist’s philosophy to life.

Find out how The Botanist is made?

Discover the process behind making the botanist gin.

Features on Our People

Discover more about the people who make the botanist

Kate Hannett

Meet our Forager Kate Hannett

Kate has been working as a Forager alongside James Donaldson…
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Clare Evans head of supply chain at Bruichladdich Distillery

Team Profile: Clare Evans

If you look behind the scenes of how we produce our spirits on…
3 minute read
Jen Reade 2019 "the gathering" in Islay

Team Profile: Jen Reade

Jennifer Reade is Senior Global Manager for The Botanist -…
2 minute read
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