Media Release: Foraging for flavours with the Glasgow Gin Club


FOLLOWING their launch in 2014, Glasgow Gin Club have hosted monthly events focusing on different brands of this fascinating spirit highlighting the various botanicals involved in its distillation.

Different gins are served in a variety of ways by the Club so guests really get to know each individual style.

To compliment this, the Club uses a variety of interesting locations and this tradition will certainly continue with their next event on Saturday 4th July.

The club is proposing to take its guests on a gentle foraging walk starting from the beautiful Botanic Gardens in Glasgow and progressing along the Kelvin Walkway and through Kelvingrove Park before finishing at the Kelvingrove Café in Finnieston.

The gin to be featured will be The Botanist, the first and only Islay Dry Gin, created by the House of Bruichladdich.

While on the foraging walk participants will be shown how to gather their own botanicals from the local area, including those found in The Botanist. They will learn how foraged ingredients can be incorporated into foraged serves, experiencing the tastes of each.

The Botanist is a gin of layered complexity with nine traditional berries, barks and seeds combining with 22 locally foraged Island botanicals. The very slow trickle distillation takes place on Islay in a specially-modified Lomond still.

At the end of the walk there will be a tasting session at the Kelvingrove Café hosted by bartender Danny Whelan.

Guests will be invited to sample The Botanist with a range of tonics garnished with foraged botanicals; plus experiment with some hand-made foraged tonic and foraged syrups.

After this, guests will be invited to try some foraged cocktails.

Emma Smith, brand manager of The Botanist, said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to showcase The Botanist at the Glasgow Gin Club. We love the idea of a botanical walk through the centre of this great city.”

Graeme Macdonald and Stuart Caldow of the Glasgow Gin Club, said: “Trying out interesting new gin ideas in great locations is fundamentally what our Club is all about. This foragers walk finishing up at the Kelvingrove Café promises to be an excellent afternoon.”

For further information on The Glasgow Gin Club, its events and The Botanist please contact Graeme Macdonald,

Picture caption: Foraging for Flavours is Fun

Notes to editors:

• Graeme Macdonald & Stuart Caldow- The Glasgow Gin Club – – (+44) 7729874853
• Emma Smith – The Botanist –
• The Glasgow Gin Club are an organisation specialising in Gin related events, working with over 100 brands, in the form of formative yet fun tasting events
• Bruichladdich Distillery is a distillery on the Rhinns of the isle of Islay in Scotland. The distillery produces mainly single malt Scotch whisky, along with The Botanist. It is owned by Rémy Cointreau and is one of eight working distilleries on the island.
• The Botanist Gin is the first and only Dry Gin produced on Islay by Bruichladdich, crafted from nine classic Gin Botanicals complemented by 22 hand foraged Botanicals from local area.

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