Foraging


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

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,…
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
#bethebotanist

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

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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
Transititions

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.
Lady's bedstraw drying

Here and Now - July

The summer months have proffered a long, hot and dry season here taking us all quite aback on Islay. With weeks of sunshine and no rain...
Forager Summit 2018

Foragers Summit 2018