The Botanist.

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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.

Early Bath

By Andy Cigars

17th February 2017

3oz. of Botanist Gin and 1oz. of Bruichladdich Islay Barley (Rockside Farm). Pour into a mixing glass, add a splash of dry vermouth and 4 dashes of orange bitters. Stir with plenty of ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Zest a large lemon peel over the top and discard.


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Articles

Forager Profile - Ellen Zachos

"I recently found out that an interest in mixology is in my genes..."  Ellen Zachos, author of new book "The Wildcrafted Cocktail" shares some of her personal story and perspectives as a forager in America.

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The Mayflower

The month of May has seen an branch-drooping display of the Hawthorn blossom across Islay and apparently across a lot of the UK.

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Fern or Foe

Fiddlehead ferns are seemingly all the rage in farmers markets, especially in the United States.

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Foraged Drinks
Ashley's Collins

This Tom Collins is made floral with fresh elderflower syrup instead of sugar syrup, and a rowan blossom garnish.

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Woodland Witch

20ml The Botanist Gin 20ml Sherry 20 ml Lemon Juice 20ml Woodland Cordial 5ml Cowboy Absinthe

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Pink Gin #22

50 ml The Botanist Gin infused with kale 20 ml Riesling infused with Dulse

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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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