The Botanist.

Wild. Foraged. Distilled.

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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.

From Brussels to Islay

By Sharon.McHarrie

17th March 2017

Syrup of Cocoa nibs, Woodruff, Cayenne Pepper and Gorse flowers


The Botanist Gin


Add ice and top with Tonic


Garnish with Magnolia Petals


Foraging Notes

Created by Laura Centrella


Foraged from the Distillery gounds here on Islay and her native home in Belgium.


Articles

Freezing Edible Flowers - Blossom

Tips for preserving blossom by freezing for later eating and cooking, from the founder of Forage Fine Foods.

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Kelp and Cocoa Ice cream

This is the trifecta of kelp recipes. Unusually, this particular seaweed recipe is for sweet treats and not a sea veg dish.

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Universal Works

Since 2014, we've been involved in celebrating Nottingham-based Universal Works' new seasons collections.

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Foraged Drinks
Sweet Cicely and Spruce Sours

This seasonal sours was created for The Botanist gin tours at the distillery.

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Two Tree Martini

The two tree martini was created for the botanist gin tours at the distillery’s Laddieshop.

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Cherry Blossom Highball

The cherry blossom highball was invented for visitors on our gin t

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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

The Gin festival experience

Find us at The Gin festival experience at Abbay du Val-saint-Lambert in Seraing, Belgium.

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Gin Sunday

We'll be present at the second edition of the free festival Gin sunday which will take place in Havana distribution at Kontichsesteenweg

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Sampling at John Lewis, Oxford Street, London

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

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