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The 22 botanicals

What are the botanicals in The Botanist Gin?

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Wild Food vs. Cultivated Food - Which is Better?

In this series, Andy Hamilton, our longtime writer and collaborator,…
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gin and tonic with foraged botanicals

Flavours and Aromas in The Botanist

The Botanist is famed for its versatility and complexity. Its…
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Foraged Botanicals

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It takes James 7 months every year to personally pick the botanical ingredients for our gin, leaf by leaf, flower by flower, when each plant is in its prime.
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What is The Botanist gin's signature serve? Local, seasonal and personal! How to a make your gin and tonic more exciting

How Much Difference Do Garnishes Make?

It is a verdant moment here, with lots of garden plants and…
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a basket of fynbos flavours

Tasting in Technicolor

Imagine a 360 degree timelapse of your local landscape over…
3 minute read
plant families

Plant Families

Plant families cross the world. They connect a thing that is…
2 minute read
ashley macgregor the botanist tour

Bog Myrtle Bitters

Ashley MacGregor has worked at the distillery since March 2015.…
2 minute read
wild vermouth

Vermouth - Red, White, and Wild

Whichever way you look at vermouth, there's more to it than…
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Bridgend Woods

Five ways to be more wild

Here are five things you could try, if you haven't already,…
2 minute read
Winter

Here and Now - Winter

Carl Reavey loves this over-looked winter green with an oatcake when he's been out for a typically galeforce lunchtime walk with his wife Jan
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conifers

Drinker's Guide To Conifers

We all love juniper, but lots of other conifers, from christmas trees to spruce plantations, make great drinks ingredients
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lunch with added wild

Wild food tastes better, discuss

Exploring a hunch that wild foods are tastier and better for you than cultivated, with the help of some open-source scientific back-up
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#bethebotanist

Be the Botanist

Does it matter where you are, or what season of the year it is?  Given…
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Claudia Uffhaus - Fynbos immersion meditation

Fynbos Immersion

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Trakke production

Trakke x The Botanist

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