Drunken Botany Safari A, Glasgow

£95.00

Sunday, 12 May 2024
13:00 - 17:00

A guided meander through the green corridors of Glasgow’s West End exploring the drinks uses of wild plants, inspiration for foraged cocktails, boozy elixirs and all things wild and tipsy. Enjoy wildcrafted cocktails and foraged nibbles as we explore. Gift vouchers available.

Description

Spring flowers and shoots mead

Wild flower mead

A guided meander through the green corridors of Glasgow’s West End exploring the drinks uses of wild plants, inspiration for foraged cocktails, boozy elixirs and all things wild and tipsy.

“Thankyou for an incredible afternoon! You knowledge of plants and cocktails is a great combination and we were blown away by the flavours you introduced us to. The foraged drinks and cocktails were delicious and we are now enjoying concocting our own hedgerow cocktails!” – Lee McGann, Glasgow

Elderflower and lemon balm cooler

Over the course of a 1 mile walk over 3 hours, you will discover:

  • How to find, identify, mindfully harvest and process great plants for cocktail-making
  • Tips on building your own wild cocktail cabinet (i’m not talking carpentry here!)
  • Endless inspiration for making your own gins, cocktails, schnapps, meads, shrubs, syrups, oxymels, vermouths, amari, bitters, beers, vermouths, wines, hooches and moonshine
  • On-the-hoof cocktail mixing – we’ll make the drinks of the walk, on the walk
  • Tasters, shots, slurps, mists and some proper refined cocktails
  • The Drunken Botany of everyday plants and the hidden alchemy of urban green spaces
  • Cocktail hacks and mixing tips from the pros

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This walk is highly recommended for bartenders looking to extend their repertoire, as well as playful home sipsters who like sophisticated tipple. We’ll enjoy a fair few drinks on the walk – Don’t bring the car!

We walk no more than 1 mile, mostly on well made paths, with the occasional deviation into woodland.

Your host, guide and personal bartender for the afternoon will be me, Mark Williams. I’ve spent a lot of my life  hanging out with some of the best bartenders in the world (and learning their techniques!). A big part of my work is consulting with distillers and brewers on the best botanicals for the job, and an even bigger part is spent on my gin deck, doing ‘research’ !

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You can pay by paypal, debit/credit card or use a Galloway Wild Foods Gift Voucher.

Meeting place: Glasgow West End. Ticket holders will be notified of the exact location in the week prior to the event.

 

Bring: 

Essential: Stout footwear, weather-appropriate clothing, drinking water

Optional: A small basket or cloth bag, notebook, camera,

Sorry, this event is not suitable for dogs or under 18’s.

Foraging Gift Vouchers

If you have a gift voucher it can be used to pay for this event by applying the voucher code at the checkout.

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Please read the following information before booking a Galloway Wild Foods event.


EVENT LOCATION

The general event location is provided in the event description, and in your booking confirmation. This location is usually an approximate location (eg. “Within 30 minutes drive of XXX”), so that you can consider and plan the area you need to get to prior to booking.

For general information on visiting Galloway for events, including recommended accommodation, see here.

Detailed event information, including exact meeting place, will be sent to the email address you provide on booking in the week prior to the event. This allows me to account for the often fickle nature of wild plants and fungi and select the optimum location for our walk – which can be especially important for fungi forays.

It is important that you add mark@gallowaywildfoods.com and markleewilliams@googlemail.com  to your email contacts/whitelist or the information email may get caught in your spam filters. This is extremely important if you have a .hotmail email account as they are notorious for having very sensitive spam filters.

The detailed event information email will be sent in the week before the event – sometimes as little as 3 days prior to the event. There is no need to badger me for it – I will send it! If you haven’t received it by within 3 days of the event, check your spam folders. If it isn’t there drop me an email – mark@gallowaywildfoods.com.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Any cancellation must be sent by email to mark@gallowaywildfoods.com, quoting the event title, date and order number (viewable on your booking confirmation.

Galloway Wild Foods is under no obligation to refund, rebook or reinstate vouchers for no-shows or cancellations within 14 days of the event. If I can refill the place at short notice, I will pay a full refund less 10% to cover admin & PayPal fees, or send a voucher to the full value of the tickets. Please state your preference in your cancellation email.

If you cancel or amend a booking giving 14 days or more notice, you will receive a full refund less 5% to cover Paypal fees, or a Gift Voucher to the full value of your booking.Please state your preference in your cancellation email. Information on using gift vouchers is here.

In the unlikely event that an event is cancelled by GWF you will receive full refund, exchange or voucher.

Galloway Wild Foods is not liable for any travel, accommodation or other costs you might incur if an event has to be cancelled. We recommend that you take out travel insurance if your financial commitment to travel/accommodation is substantial.

The only weather that causes events to be cancelled is dangerous wind. In these instances you will be notified as early as possible.


INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ON BOOKING

Please provide  the following information for all members of your party in the “Additional Information” box on the payment page :

  • Relevant medical conditions
  • Mobility issues
  • Eating restrictions – differentiating between preferences (e.g. vegetarian), intolerances (e.g. gluten intolerance) and serious allergies (e.g. peanut allergy), and clearly stating if an allergy is potentially life-threatening. All requirements can usually be catered for, but these differentiations are required for risk assessments.

It is your responsibility to provide accurate information about all members of your party. If you write “None” in the additional information box, I will assume all attendees are omnivorous and have no relevant medical conditions or mobility issues.

All information is kept private, securely, and in line with GDPR – more information on this here.


WHAT TO BRING ON A WALK

Please ensure that  all members of your party come suitably dressed for the weather, season and event.

On all walks, for your comfort and safety, walking boots/wellies, waterproofs and spare clothes are necessary. I always recommend wellies for coastal foraging events – you are likely to get wet feet if you don’t have them!

Please bring your own drinking water.

Your learning and enjoyment may also benefit from bringing a camera, notebook, field guide, small basket/cloth bag. Feel free to bring along any of your own wild food preparations to share and talk about.


DOGS

Most GWF events are suitable for one dog on a lead.

Even on walks that are suitable for dogs on leads, because we tend to move very slowly as we learn and forage,  dogs often get bored/agitated/cold by the slow pace. One thing we absolutely can’t have is an unhappy noisy dog on an event.

Where events are suitable for dogs, I restrict it to one per event as there is no way of knowing whether dogs will get on with one another. Dog places are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

With all this in mind, if  you would like to bring a dog, please note this on the booking form in the “Additional Information” box (along with human dietary, mobility, medical info) and I will get contact you to let you know suitability and availability.

If being able to bring your dog is a deal-breaker for you, please email me before you book.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information on Galloway Wild Foods Terms and Conditions can be found here.

If you have specific questions that are not answered here, please contact mark on mark@gallowaywildfoods.com, or if you are running late on the day.

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