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While we commit the spirit for 'The Hearach' Single Malt Whisky to wood, our distillers are also busy creating The Isle of Harris Gin. The small copper still, known affectionately as 'The Dottach', imbues our spirit with the complex delights of nine specially chosen botanicals as we seek to capture the elemental nature of our island, particularly the maritime influences of the seas which surround us on all sides.
Juniper, Coriander, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Cubebs, Bitter Orange Peel, Licorice and Cassia Bark all play their role in defining the taste of our gin. But it is Sugar kelp which is key to the subtle coastal notes that mark out our spirit. Hand-harvested by a local diver from the deep underwater forests of the Outer Hebrides, this natural and sustainable ingredient completes the wider aspects of the gin's flavour profile.
You can visit our dedicated Isle of Harris Gin microsite here.
A well-defined juniper note with pine needles, immediately followed by the fresh citrus notes of bitter orange, lime and grapefruit. The gin develops a complex floral note of rose and wallflowers with crushed green herbs of coriander and gooseberry all underpinned by mixed spice. The sugar kelp adds to the complexity and richness and gives a dry maritime note.
A refreshing gin with a good balance between the bitter juniper and pine with the sweet fruit flavours of mango, grapefruit and orange. A green herb flavour has developed with crushed coriander. Distinctive and smooth with a dry flinty taste.
Overall a long, clean finish. As the juniper and citrus peel notes fade away, sweet vanilla and black pepper remain with a gentle reminder of the sea
We recommend that you try our gin 'on the rocks', adding a few drops of our Sugar Kelp Aromatic Water and either a cut piece of pink or red grapefruit or simply a wedge of fresh lime. If you still prefer it long, add a little tonic water. We like Walter Gregor's Scottish Tonic Water.