Established in 2015, The Isle of Harris Distillery is known by many as ‘The Social Distillery’, an ethos which embraces the generous character of the island and the people who live there. The doors are open six days a week, to connect with all those who want to learn more about the distillery’s story. A peat fire burns at the heart of the building providing a warm Outer Hebridean welcome to all who visit.
There is a deep belief that the island’s natural assets can be harnessed to address the acute economic problems through ambitious projects like the distillery, helping highlight the special place that is the Isle of Harris and its qualities to the attention of a wider audience.
Isle of Harris Gin is distilled in a small copper gin still, known as ‘The Dottach’, named after a similarly fiery and feisty local woman. The distillery seeks to capture the elemental nature of the island, particularly the maritime influences of the surrounding seas with hand-harvested sugar kelp.
Key Botanical(s): Sugar Kelp, Bitter Orange Peel
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 45% vol
Goes great with: A wedge of grapefruit, tonic and ice.
Location: Isle of Harris Distillery, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Scotland