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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
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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Thursday 17th August 2017
16:00 - 18:30

Foraging Walks with the RSPB on Islay

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin Mark Williams

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

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Thursday 10th August 2017
18:30 - 21:00

Universal Works Present: Designability

Universal Works

Revolution is a catalyst for innovation: political, physical, intellectual and artistic. Revolutionary creativity evolves traditional ideas to make something new and exciting.

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Events at a glance
Latest Serves
stinging netlle collins, simple foraged gin cocktail

Nettled Tom Collins

by Jane Carswell

11th October 2017

corpse reviver with hogweed, served on the botanist gin tour

Hog Reviver

by Jane Carswell

28th September 2017

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Articles

Richard and Mavis Retire

We enjoyed a very splendid cake last week, beautifully baked by Katie to mark the retirement of our botanical scientists Dr.

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Carrot Family Bitters

There are members of the carrot family growing wild and in abundance that are potentially fatal - you must be able to tell apart the diff

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Wormwood - A love affair & DIY Absinthe

A romance can last a few hours or a few decades. Short ones can burn so brightly that they forever brand themselves inside your soul.

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Foraged Drinks
Nettled Tom Collins

Nettle is a great flavour for sweetness and nose-tickling freshness.

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Hog Reviver

This is a basic corpse reviver number 2 but with hogweed seed tincture rather than absinthe, and finished with a hogweed seed garnish.

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Islay Bramble

We wanted to make a bramble cockt

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Our Foraging
How to Make Infused Gin

Our homemade rose petal-infused gin has been a hit as of late on the Laddieshop's Botanist tours, having been used in a couple of our

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A Scratch Grenadine

Creating a substitute for grenadine from five common native plants of the season. Try it! Full recipe here.

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Beginner's Cocktail Syrups

While a traditional gin and tonic tends to be my drink of choice, I do have much love for cocktails - so I was very excited to find out t

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Events

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

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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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