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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

Homemade Sherbet

Make your own foraged sherbet; a simple recipe for finger-dipping, glass-decorating, dessert-finishing fizzy flavour, from guest author on Islay, Kate.

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Thoughts on Wild Flavour

It's like expanding your horizons and tightening your focus at the same time.

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Foraging - it takes your brain to another dimension

"Wood sage. That’s when I knew it was falling into place. That and the chanting..." First thoughts of our new team member at The Botanist, James.

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Foraged Drinks
The Jenna McEachern

Jenna works in our warehouse stocks team and celebrated a significant but still youthful birthday on Friday.

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Lemonbalm Collins

Lemonbalm is really lovely. In the mint family, it has tiny white flowers just now, smaller than a dead nettle but similar shape.

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The Applemint

We have been growing Applemint in the window boxes and planters around the distillery.

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Our Foraging
Beginner's Tinctures

Despite having grown up on Islay, I was never one to take an interest in the wildlife around me - something that became a regret after I

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Academy Garden Absinthe - v1

Isn't the spirit of DIY that permeates this distillery just irresistable?

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Here and Now - a lunchtime walk

A lunchtime stroll around the distillery perimeter yesterday revealed all sorts of edible plants, at an interesting intersection of promi

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Events

Universal Works Present: Designability

Revolution is a catalyst for innovation: political, physical, intellectual and artistic.

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Mistress Madness

Join our brand ambassador for South Africa, Caitlin Hill, for a range of cocktails at the Orphanage Cocktail Emporium on August 8th at 7p

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Foraging Walks with the RSPB on Islay

The Botanist and RSPB Scotland have a shared mission on Islay, to connect people with the natural environment around them.

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