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: Our address is
Bruichladdich Distillery, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA49 7UN.
We have an administrative office in Glasgow, but it is not open to the public. It looks, smells, and sounds like just an office so you mightn't want to go out of your way to visit there. Be warned that Google and Google Maps may take you to the wrong place; the postcode you'll be needing for directions for a distillery tour is PA49 7UN.


April - September 2017

 

Shop
Hours

Tours

Botanist
Tour

Warehouse
Experience

Monday,
Wednesday,
Friday

09:00 – 18:00

10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00

11:00, 14:00

Tuesday,
Thursday

09:00 – 18:00

10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00

11:00

14:00

Saturday

09:00 – 17:00

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

14:00

Sunday

10:00 – 16:00

11:00, 13:00, 14:00

 

 

October 2017

 

Shop
Hours

Tours

Botanist
Tour

Warehouse
Experience

Monday,
Wednesday,
Friday

09:00 – 17:00

10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00

11:00, 14:00

Tuesday,
Thursday

09:00 – 17:00

10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00

11:00

14:00

Saturday

09:00 – 17:00

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

14:00

Sunday

09:00 – 16:00

11:00, 13:00, 14:00

 

November 2017 – March 2018

 

Shop
Hours

Tours

Botanist
Tour

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

   

 

COSTS
TOURS - £5.00 PER PERSON
BOTANIST TOUR - £25 (MAX 12 PEOPLE)
WARE HOUSE EXPERIENCE – £25.00 (INCLUDES TASTING GLASS)

£5 REDEEMABLE AGAINST PURCHASE OF A BOTTLE.

 

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

 

SHOP CLOSED/ NO TOURS

Easter Sunday – 16th April 2017

Show Day – 10th August 2017

 

BRUICHLADDICH FESTIVAL OPEN DAY – SUNDAY 28th MAY 2017

 

CASK VISITS

Customer cask visits are Friday mornings only and must be pre-booked at casks@bruichladdich.com

tours@bruichladdich.com or call to book either tours or tastings: +44 (0)1496 850 190.

Articles

Homemade Sherbet

Make your own foraged sherbet; a simple recipe for finger-dipping, glass-decorating, dessert-finishing fizzy flavour, from guest author on Islay, Kate.

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Thoughts on Wild Flavour

It's like expanding your horizons and tightening your focus at the same time.

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Foraging - it takes your brain to another dimension

"Wood sage. That’s when I knew it was falling into place. That and the chanting..." First thoughts of our new team member at The Botanist, James.

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Foraged Drinks
The Jenna McEachern

Jenna works in our warehouse stocks team and celebrated a significant but still youthful birthday on Friday.

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Lemonbalm Collins

Lemonbalm is really lovely. In the mint family, it has tiny white flowers just now, smaller than a dead nettle but similar shape.

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The Applemint

We have been growing Applemint in the window boxes and planters around the distillery.

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Our Foraging
Beginner's Tinctures

Despite having grown up on Islay, I was never one to take an interest in the wildlife around me - something that became a regret after I

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Academy Garden Absinthe - v1

Isn't the spirit of DIY that permeates this distillery just irresistable?

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Here and Now - a lunchtime walk

A lunchtime stroll around the distillery perimeter yesterday revealed all sorts of edible plants, at an interesting intersection of promi

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Events

Universal Works Present: Designability

Revolution is a catalyst for innovation: political, physical, intellectual and artistic.

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Mistress Madness

Join our brand ambassador for South Africa, Caitlin Hill, for a range of cocktails at the Orphanage Cocktail Emporium on August 8th at 7p

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Foraging Walks with the RSPB on Islay

The Botanist and RSPB Scotland have a shared mission on Islay, to connect people with the natural environment around them.

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