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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Upcoming Foraging & Tasting Events

 Scotlands Natural Larder

Training the trainer event.

Teaching responsible foraging in Gaelic  with Mark Williams  from Galloway Wild Foods and  Roddy MacLean

Dunstaffnage, 25th April. 

This event is aimed at Gaelic speakers who are interested  in leading foraging walks and who would like to enhance their skills in responsible foraging, improve their skills in identification of ...

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Past events
Saturday 18th February 2017
16:00 - 19:00

Sampling at John Lewis, Oxford Street, London

Abigail Clephane

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

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Sunday 18th December 2016
15:00 - 23:00

The Green Lab - BLEND in Brussels

Gin cocktails  events in Brussels

BLEND is a new event in Brussels created by the Green Lab team.

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Saturday 3rd December 2016
10:00 - 15:00

MAC AND WILD - WILD BRUNCH CLUB

Gin Cocktails, foraging

Join Mac and Wild for an educational foraged walk around London's green space.

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Events at a glance
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The Botanist Sweet Nettle ( Dutch style)

The Botanist Sweet Nettle ( Dutch style)

by Sharon.McHarrie

17th March 2017

From Brussels to Islay

From Brussels to Islay

by Sharon.McHarrie

17th March 2017

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Articles

Mina's Global Garden

Finding common ground between Japanese foraged flavours and what can be found growing wild on Islay this Spring, in competition-winner Mina Ebihara's gin cocktail.

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Birch Sap Rhapsody

Two foragers' perspectives on "clear magical birch water" that can be evaporated to "thick black gold", and how to DIY do it! 

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Winter Into Spring

It's clear to see that we're at the junction of the seasons just now in Islay.

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Foraged Drinks
The Botanist Sweet Nettle ( Dutch style)

25ml Syrup of Nettles, Honey and Sorrel 50 ml The Botanist 25 ml Lemon Juice Tonic

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From Brussels to Islay

Syrup of Cocoa nibs, Woodruff, Cayenne Pepper and Gorse flowers The Botanist Gin Add ice and top with Tonic

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Mertini

60 cl The Botanist Gin infused with Pepper Dulse 2 cl Noilly Prat Mix together with ice Strain

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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

Sampling at John Lewis, Oxford Street, London

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

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Scotlands Natural Larder - Teaching foraging in Gaelic

 Scotlands Natural Larder Training the trainer event.

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The Green Lab - BLEND in Brussels

BLEND is a new event in Brussels created by the Green Lab team.

Read more