The Botanist – the first and only Islay Dry Gin – is partnering with Blixen bar to showcase a range of foraged cocktails during the seventh, annual London Cocktail Week. The Botanist is also challenging other bartenders from across the country to create their own foraged cocktail, introducing and encouraging a’Taste of Foraged Britain’.

Blixen’s bartenders were challenged to produce an innovative cocktail that would reflect their wild side. Each uncovered a range of ingredients on their doorsteps and infused these with The Botanist Gin in order to create foraged syrups, all using The Botanist Infuser (a handmade, state-of-the-art tool, being used for one of the first times in the realm of mixology in the UK). Blixen’s cocktail will be on offer throughout London Cocktail Week, priced at £5 for festival pass holders.

The Botanist is the first and only dry gin from Islay, Scotland. Handcrafted and distilled on Islay, The Botanist is a truly unique, premium gin and a representation of the region’s progressive heritage. Nine classic gin botanicals are augmented by 22 local herbs and flowers, all foraged responsibly by hand by botanical scientists from the hills, shores and bogs of the Hebridean Island.

Taking place from Monday 3rd Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sunday 9th October, London Cocktail Week is the biggest and most vibrant celebration of the capital’s cocktail scene.