The Botanist Tours


As a working distillery, our number one priority is to protect our staff and guests. For this reason, we reopened on the 8th June with a reduced level of visitor experiences.

In the next phase of this reopening, we are delighted to welcome visitors back to enjoy tastings in our distillery shop. Tastings will run Tuesday to Friday from 15:45 – 16:45 and must be booked in advance using the booking system below or by calling the distillery shop on +44 (0) 1496 850 190

Laddie Shop Opening Hours

11:00 – 12:45; 13:30 – 15:30 Tuesday to Friday

We will also no longer require you to call to book a visit slot. Our maximum capacity is now eight people, and we will operate on a one in one out policy. Entrance and exit will be by the front shop door. Face coverings are mandatory in the visitor centre. Please note that we are currently still unable to offer any distillery tours. However, we do have virtual tour packs available in the Laddie Shop.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Bruichladdich.

Distillery Features

Discover more about Bruichladdich Distillery

Wild Islay

Islay, a small Hebridean island in the teeth of the wild Atlantic ocean. Battered by wind and rain and two hours on the ferry from mainland Scotland.
6 minute read

Simmer Distillation

You really pick up the complexity in The Botanist Gin. It’s about the quality of the distillation bringing those flavours through.
5 minute read

Two waters, three uses

There are two vital sources of water that feed The Botanist…
2 minute read

islay wild


Wild is a state of mind, an attitude.

Explore the wild essence of The Botanist; it’s terroir, provenance, sustainability, foraged flavours and spirit during a three-part tour over the course of a day; WILD, FORAGED, DISTILLED. Super-premium experience for those who want to learn all there is to know about The Botanist.

Tour limited to 8 participants, one per month March-Oct. Subject to the short cancellation in extreme weather. *Reasonable fitness level required* as walking on rough terrain involved.


per person

Cocktail session

An interactive session explaining The Botanist drinking strategy, using local, foraged flavour to create impactful drinks. A look into how to incorporate wild flavours into drinks and make foraged syrups. Tour includes 2 x foraged cocktails that attendees learn to make themselves and a mini-foraged syrup sample and cocktail book.

Tour limited to 12 participants (children NOT permitted, strictly over 18’s only)


per person

Foraged Cocktail


The Botanist


An introduction to The Botanist Gin and Bruichladdich distillery.

An overview of the history of Bruichladdich and The Botanist gin story, a look at Ugly Betty and the distillation process, a tutored tasting of The Botanist gin to understand the complex flavour profile and the characteristics of the 22 botanicals. This followed by a build-your-own gin and tonic tasting using local garnishes

Tour limited to 12 participants (children permitted on this tour). Miniature Botanist Gin + tonic of choice given to drivers.


per person

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