Community Features

Meet our community that embraces the wild. Read articles profiling top chefs, foragers, bartenders, team members & exciting people we’re working with.

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Profile - Production Director Allan Logan

Allan Logan was there the night that gin was first produced…
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Philip Stark - USA

Philip Stark

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Nick Liu - Canada

Nick Liu

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Nick Weston: Forager & Chef - Sussex, England

Nick Weston

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Vijay Mudaliar - Singapore

Vijay Mudaliar

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Roushanna Gray - South Africa

Roushanna Gray

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Meet our CEO, Douglas Taylor

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Meet Our Head Distiller Adam Hannett

Adam is an Ileach – a man born and raised on the Scottish…
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Kate Hannett is an Islay-raised, well-travelled, Geography graduate,…
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Introducing Steven Hanton

Sometimes, in our line of work, when we are seeking a closer…
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A Day in the Life of Katie Smith

Katie Smith is our Communications Manager for the Botanist.…
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Long before this crisis, on being asked what was her favourite…
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Wild Cinema, South Africa

A outdoor screening at the Norval Foundation, Cape Town, provides the perfect setting to hear the stories in our Wild - A State of Mind short film series
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Adam's Story

Now in his thirties, Adam Hannett spends a growing proportion of his time as the Head Distiller of a progressive whisky company making gin. How did that happen?
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Philip Stark - Berkeley USA

The Stark Effect

Meet forager, bare-foot runner, statistician, Dean and all round purveyor of knowledge Philip Stark from the University of California.
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Profile: Philip Stark

Philip was a guest at our foragers’ summit in Islay, June 2019.…
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