Inspiration from our foraging community and notes from the wild. Includes ‘the botanist raw’ series of iPhone videos.

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…
a basket of fynbos flavours

Tasting in Technicolor

Imagine a 360 degree timelapse of your local landscape over…
ashley macgregor the botanist tour

Bog Myrtle Bitters

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

Vermouth - Red, White, and Wild

Whichever way you look at vermouth, there's more to it than…
try eating common edible flowers

Five ways to be more wild

Here are five things you could try, if you haven't already,…

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

Be the Botanist

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

Fynbos Immersion

Trakke production

Trakke x The Botanist

orache feral food

Five Fave Feral Foods

Today marks the beginning of wild and feral food week, an initiative…
Sweet Gale and Blossom Bitters
spring snowflake islay

Here and Now - A New Year

Forest Bathing - Tree canopy

Forest Bathing

Retuning to nature. While 'forest bathing' may conjure up images of a steaming tin bathtub under a blossomed tree canopy - which we would love too

Here and Now - Transitions

Not able to get to Islay? Take a read to get a flavour of what’s be happening during the seasonal transitition this past month. From sloes to hazel there a seasonal change in the air.
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