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

Forager Profile - Ellen Zachos

"I recently found out that an interest in mixology is in my genes..."  Ellen Zachos, author of new book "The Wildcrafted Cocktail" shares some of her personal story and perspectives as a forager in America.

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The Mayflower

The month of May has seen an branch-drooping display of the Hawthorn blossom across Islay and apparently across a lot of the UK.

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Fern or Foe

Fiddlehead ferns are seemingly all the rage in farmers markets, especially in the United States.

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Foraged Drinks
Ashley's Collins

This Tom Collins is made floral with fresh elderflower syrup instead of sugar syrup, and a rowan blossom garnish.

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Woodland Witch

20ml The Botanist Gin 20ml Sherry 20 ml Lemon Juice 20ml Woodland Cordial 5ml Cowboy Absinthe

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Pink Gin #22

50 ml The Botanist Gin infused with kale 20 ml Riesling infused with Dulse

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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

The Gin festival experience

Find us at The Gin festival experience at Abbay du Val-saint-Lambert in Seraing, Belgium.

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Gin Sunday

We'll be present at the second edition of the free festival Gin sunday which will take place in Havana distribution at Kontichsesteenweg

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Sampling at John Lewis, Oxford Street, London

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

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