The Botanist.

Wild. Foraged. Distilled.

22
Foraged Island Botanicals
The first and only Islay dry gin

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.

Distillery Tours

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Mary and the Laddie Shop lassies and laddies would be glad to organise a tour of our distillery for you and the distilling team will happily answer any questions you may have. To ensure we can give you the time that you deserve, please book your visit.

 

Tour and warehouse experience both take approx. an hour

Please note: children are welcome on our tours. Over 18s only on the warehouse experience. 

 

JANUARY TO MARCH; NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER 2016

 

Shop Hours

Tours

Warehouse Experience

Monday - Friday

09:00 – 17:00

10:00, 11:00, 14:00

15:00

Saturday

09:30 – 16:00

10:00, 14:00

 

Sunday

CLOSED

   

 

APRIL – SEPT

 

Shop Hours

Tours

Warehouse Experience

Monday - Friday

09:00 – 18:00

10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 16:00

12:00, 15:00

Saturday

09:30 – 16:00

10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00

12:00

Sunday

12:30 - 15:00

13:00, 14:00

 

 

OCTOBER

 

Shop Hours

Tours

Warehouse Experience

Monday - Friday

09:00 – 17:00

10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00

12:00, 14:00

Saturday

09:30 – 16:00

10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00

12:00

Sunday

CLOSED

   

 

COSTS
TOURS - £5.00 PER PERSON
WAREHOUSE EXPERIENCE – £25.00 (INCLUDES TASTING GLASS)

£5 REDEEMABLE AGAINST PURCHASE OF A BOTTLE.

 

SHOP CLOSED/ NO TOURS

EASTER SUNDAY – 27th March 2016

SHOW DAY – 11TH AUGUST 2016

22nd MAY 2016

 

BRUICHLADDICH FESTIVAL OPEN DAY – SUNDAY 22ND MAY 2016

 

 

Articles

Mermaid Soup Recipe

This seaweed and mussel broth recipe takes just 15 minutes to make and is very healthy and comforting - a perfect chicken noodle soup sub

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Seasonal Tinctures

When plants are dormant (late fall through early spring), look to their roots. This is when root crops, whether used for food or medicine, are most plump and full of flavor. Ellen Zachos shares some tips.

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Wayfarers' world

On the road there is a linden tree, this is where I first rested to sleep, Under this linden tree, who blew his blossoms over me… [Gustav

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Foraged Drinks
Early Bath

3oz. of Botanist Gin and 1oz.

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Forager's Shrub

50 ml the Botanist Gin 5ml Jujube and Longan Vinegar 60 ml Foragers Cordial 1 Lemon Saffron Oil 

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Tansy Fizz

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

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Our Foraging
Here and Now

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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Heather - one of the 22

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

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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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