The Botanist.

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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.

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lemonbalm collins the botanist easy foraged cocktail

Lemonbalm Collins

by Jane Carswell

15th Aug 2017

applemint martini

The Applemint

by Jane Carswell

14th Aug 2017

july julep foraged cocktail with spruce mint and vetch

July Gin Julep

by Jane Carswell

18th Jul 2017

summer rose negroni foraged gin cocktail the botanist

The Ogilvie

by Jane Carswell

14th Jul 2017

wild rose sours gin cocktail

Wild Rose Sours

by Jane Carswell

11th Jul 2017

Kathryn McNiven of the Laddieshop

The Debutante

by Jane Carswell

6th Jul 2017

pink elderflower collins

Ashley's Collins

by Jane Carswell

15th Jun 2017

Woodland Witch

Woodland Witch

by Sharon.McHarrie

30th May 2017

Pink Gin #22

Pink Gin #22

by Sharon.McHarrie

30th May 2017

Limpet Snapper

Limpet Snapper

by Sharon.McHarrie

30th May 2017

washed larch needles to infuse

Larch Party

by Jane Carswell

25th Apr 2017

new gin cocktail the origin

The Origin

by Liz Knight

18th Apr 2017

original cocktail to taste the woods

Mark Wood

by The Botanist Editor

17th Apr 2017

Mertini by Denis Faucon

Mertini

by Sharon.McHarrie

17th Mar 2017

Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty

by Sharon.McHarrie

16th Mar 2017

The Violette Thistle

by forever39

26th Feb 2017

Gin Cocktails

Early Bath

by Andy Cigars

17th Feb 2017

Tansy Fizz Gin Gin Cocktails

Tansy Fizz

by Sharon.McHarrie

20th Jan 2017

gin cocktails Islay 75

Islay 75

by Sharon.McHarrie

9th Jan 2017

The Noble

The Noble

by Mark Williams

4th Dec 2016

gin cocktail leaf litter

Leaf Litter

by Sharon.McHarrie

6th Oct 2016

gin cocktails scottish skies

Scottish Sky

by Sharon.McHarrie

6th Oct 2016

gin cocktail Herbal Smash

Herbal Smash

by Sharon.McHarrie

22nd Sep 2016

gin cocktails Wood Star

Wood Star

by Sharon.McHarrie

22nd Sep 2016

gin cocktails Foragers Tipple

Foragers Tipple

by Sharon.McHarrie

22nd Sep 2016

gin cocktails The Vermillion

The Vermillion

by Sharon.McHarrie

22nd Sep 2016

gin cocktails corpse on islay

Corpse in Islay

by Sharon.McHarrie

22nd Sep 2016

gin cocktails Take Over

Take Over

by Sharon.McHarrie

16th Sep 2016

Kims Cocktail

Kims Cocktail

by Sharon.McHarrie

7th Sep 2016

gin cocktails Islet

Islet

by The Botanist Editor

5th Sep 2016

wild drinks gin forage cocktail recipe

Islabena

by Christy McFarlane

18th Jul 2016

martini gin drinks recipe wild foraged

Botanist 23

by Christy McFarlane

18th Jul 2016

gin cocktail recipe wild forage

Mead in Islay

by Christy McFarlane

18th Jul 2016

gin drink cocktail white lyan

Berry Islay

by Christy McFarlane

18th Jul 2016

Gin Sours

Mister Wild

by The Botanist Editor

11th May 2016

wild drinks #gincocktails daisy douglas fir

Daisy

by The Botanist Editor

11th May 2016

The SamBot

by Samantha Almo

7th Apr 2016

Wood avens liqueur

Cloveroot liqueur

by Mark Williams

16th Nov 2015

Gullivers' Travels

Gullivers' Travels

by Carl Reavey

29th Jun 2015

Foraged cocktail Budding Botanist

Budding Botanist

by Mark Williams

16th Apr 2015

Sloe gin cocktail, quick quick sloe, drinks, cocktails, foraging, wild food, rowan leaf shoots, syrups

Quick Quick Sloe

by Mark Williams

13th Jan 2015

Hedgerow Tuxedo - Botanist Gin, Sloe Vermouth, Sweet Cicely Tincture

Hedgerow Tuxedo

by Danny Whelan

4th Dec 2014

White Gum Fat Lady

White Gum Fat Lady

by Lee_PC

18th Nov 2014

Stradbroke Sling

Stradbroke Sling

by D_leighton

12th Nov 2014

"Islay fruit gum"

Islay fruit gum

by nickroyds

12th Nov 2014

Ficus Sour

Ficus Sour

by aon239

12th Nov 2014

#thebotanistau2014 #messageinabottle

Message in a Bottle

by adamjdow

12th Nov 2014

The Investigator

The Investigator

by hleech

12th Nov 2014

K Islay Vesper

K Islay Vesper

by DDanby

11th Nov 2014

Nightshade

Nightshade

by ksykes

11th Nov 2014

Narana Martini

Narana Martini

by mattyfollent

11th Nov 2014

The Gin Dougy

The Gin Dougy

by chrisLitten92

11th Nov 2014

The Gin Dougy

The Gin Dougy

by chrisLitten92

11th Nov 2014

Reminiscent of an aged, black and white photograph from an era long gone but not forgotten, a classic old-fashioned served with a modern twist.

Round the Twist

by TonyNg

11th Nov 2014

The Aspenette

The Aspenette

by Alice Pilkington

11th Nov 2014

a taste of scotland, a taste of WA. a powerful combination with a rich, dark finish.

my islay home.

by teknikolored

10th Nov 2014

a scottish gin, an australian vermouth, and a nostalgic place.

Hyde & Seek.

by teknikolored

10th Nov 2014

The Botanist Club

The Botanist Club

by klimeck

10th Nov 2014

Lefty's Lemon Myrtle

Lefty's Lemon Myrtle

by Powers

2nd Nov 2014

James Powers

James Powers

by Powers

29th Oct 2014

Cha-Cha Bomb

Cha-Cha Bomb

by Mark Williams

21st Oct 2014

Books Fizz foraged cocktail

Books Fizz

by Mark Williams

21st Oct 2014

Place of Pink Seashells

Place of Pink Seashells

by ksykes

21st Oct 2014

Islay Tea Party

Islay Tea Party

by emma.smith

13th Oct 2014

The Scottish Lilly

The Scottish Lilly

by Audas24

10th Oct 2014

The Berry Botanist

The Berry Botanist

by emma.smith

9th Oct 2014

Byron's Bramble Botany

Byron's Bramble Botany

by Kate

19th Sep 2014

Lilly of the Forest

Lilly of the Forest

by Kari

18th Sep 2014

E = BT2

E=

by Michael Thomson

17th Sep 2014

Allez Islay - A Rivington Gin Old Fashioned

Allez Islay

by The Rivington

9th Sep 2014

The Botanist and Bey

The Botanist and bay

by gigi

5th Sep 2014

Purple Brew

Purple Brew

by Kate

1st Sep 2014

Botanist Gin Cocktail

Corpse Revivor No 2

by oliver

25th Aug 2014

The Hair of the Dog

The Hair of the Dog

by Folkert

24th Aug 2014

Windowbox Refresher

Windowbox Refresher

by mrmillion

22nd Aug 2014

Mower's Reward

Mower's Reward

by mrmillion

21st Aug 2014

The Foggy Dog

The Foggy Dog

by Kyle Ford

21st Aug 2014

Gin Spot Sour

Gin Spot Sour

by Milosp

18th Aug 2014

A Quiet Drink

A Quiet Drink

by tessbarsg

13th Aug 2014

The Gun Slinger

The Gun Slinger

by tessbarsg

13th Aug 2014

Last of the Mohicans

Last of the Mohicans

by tessbarsg

13th Aug 2014

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon

by Longitude08

11th Aug 2014

Islay Spring

Islay Spring

by hawthorndrinks

10th Jul 2014

Foraged Gin Fix

Foraged Gin Fix

by Kyle Ford

3rd Jul 2014

Checkmate

Checkmate

by Kyle Ford

30th May 2014

Islay Dry Martini

Islay Dry Martini

by Kyle Ford

29th May 2014

Islay Mist

Islay Mist

by Jamie Campbell

15th Apr 2014

Ugly Betty's Boys

Ugly Betty's Boys

by jkemp08701

15th Apr 2014

Tea For Betty

Tea For Betty

by Grant Fleming

15th Apr 2014

The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

by Alix Nardella

15th Apr 2014

coastline glory

coastline glory

by rosiepee

15th Apr 2014

Local Hero

Local Hero

by GEF

15th Apr 2014

21st Century

21st Century

by Jordan Brooks

14th Apr 2014

Eucalyptus B&T

Eucalyptus B&T

by Kate Hannett

1st Apr 2014

Dabberlocks Martini

Dabberlocks Martini

by mrmillion

1st Apr 2014

Fern Fizz

Fern Fizz

by Fluid Movement

18th Mar 2014

Maillard Shrub

Maillard Shrub

by Fluid Movement

18th Mar 2014

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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