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Foraged Island Botanicals
The first and only Islay dry gin

22 FORAGED ISLAND BOTANICALS. HAND-PICKED LOCALLY AND SUSTAINABLY HERE ON ISLAY BY OUR OWN BOTANICAL SCIENTISTS.

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Upcoming Foraging & Tasting Events

Past events
Thursday 16th November 2017 - Friday 17th November 2017
21:00 - 00:00

Shadow Session 8 at Chambar, Vancouver

Botanist Events

Live at Chambar restaurant, Vancouver, Canada
Join them on Thursday 16th November
for  a live music event  'Shadow Sessions' featuring Flow n' Motion with DJ Flipout

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Thursday 16th November 2017 - Sunday 19th November 2017
18:00 - 17:30

TASTE Festival

Gin events

The Botanist, Islay’s first and only dry gin will be offering a wild experience like no other at TASTE Festive this year, bringing Islay to London.

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Tuesday 3rd October 2017 - Friday 6th October 2017
19:00 - 22:00

London Cocktail Week dinners at Sager + Wilde

London Cocktail Week dinners at Sager + Wilde

After a recent trip to see us at the distillery on Islay and come out foraging, Chris Leach, head chef at Paradise Row, and Marcis Dzelzainis, drinks maestro, have created a four course, four cockt

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Events at a glance
Latest Serves
gin hogweed ginger zinger foraged cocktails by the Botanist gin

Gin Hog Zinger

by Jane Carswell

22nd November 2017

Live Reviver

by Jane Carswell

15th November 2017

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Articles

Myrcene - the wonder terpene

When I'm out foraging I can often grab a whiff of something in the air before I find it.

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Mānuka Bush Tea

Two plants abundant across New Zealand’s islands are the Mānuka/Kāhikatoa (Leptospermum scoparium) shrub and its taller tree rel

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Escargot á la Kelvin

Following my recent battle with our new Gastropod friends, I

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Foraged Drinks
Gin Hog Zinger

An original cocktail made by Fraser for today's Botani

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Live Reviver

This is a really simple foraged cocktail, that uses the proportions of the corpse reviver, hence it's name.

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Belmont Berry Fleur

We adapted this recipe from Harry Cr

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Our Foraging
The Rumex Cube

It was only recently that I discovered you could eat dock. My way in was through the stems. 

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Kate's Wild Rosehip Syrup

Rosehips are one of autumn and winter’s brightest hedgerow bounty.  In the UK, our gardens, school yards and pathways are surrounded in s

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How to Make Infused Gin

Our homemade rose petal-infused gin has been a hit as of late on the Laddieshop's Botanist tours.

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Events

TASTE Festival

The Botanist, Islay’s first and only dry gin will be offering a wild experience like no other at TASTE Festive this year, bringing Islay

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Shadow Session 8 at Chambar, Vancouver

Live at Chambar restaurant, Vancouver, Canada Join them on Thursday 16th November

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London Cocktail Week dinners at Sager + Wilde

After a recent trip to see us at the distillery on Islay and come out foraging, Chris Leach, head chef at Paradise Row, and Marcis Dzelza

Read more