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The Last Sleigh From Harris
Posted on: 14th December, 2018
As the festive season gets underway, winter winds are blowing in and the Outer Hebrides is bracing itself for another blast of wild weather.
The distillery halls are decked and all is calm and bright, with the warmth of a peat fire burning in our hearth, and fragrant candles and fairy lights a-flickering.
Our traditional tree is complemented by an Isle of Harris Gin version, made of 165 beautifully lit bottles in the distillery Shop, and the Canteen is plying Kate's delicious homemade mulled Isle of Harris Gin (see recipe below) and mince pies too.
We’re looking forward to this Saturday’s festive family day, as we welcome our community in to celebrate the season with a special fireside appearance by a certain Mr Claus after the annual village Santa Run.
Meantime, our own elves are hard at work behind the scenes making sure every customer order is well met, ready to swiftly send to all the good girls and boys in time for the big day.
But at this time of year, even the most magical modes of transport can struggle to cross the rough seas of The Minch. Because we distill, bottle, wrap, pack and ship every order from here in the small village of Tarbert, delivery sometimes takes a little longer than most places.
So, midnight tonight is the final chance for our UK customers to order their Isle of Harris Gin, gifts sets and other good things for guaranteed delivery in time for the 25th.
And, don’t forget our well-stocked Click & Collect friends across the country, ideal for getting hold of your Isle of Harris Gin straight away, no waiting.
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, please don’t delay and be sure to get your gifts on the last sleigh from Harris before the clock strikes twelve tonight, and we hope you're already starting to feel some of our Christmas spirit…
Kate's Mulled Isle of Harris Gin Recipe
100 ml Isle of Harris Gin
600 ml Apple Juice
3 tbsp Honey - adjust according to taste
Zest of 1 Orange
3 Cinnamon Sticks
4 Star Anise
1 tbsp Ground Ginger
Heat all ingredients EXCLUDING the Isle of Harris Gin in a pan and bring to a gentle simmer until aromatic, then strain.
Stir in the Isle of Harris Gin just before serving so that you can taste the botanical flavours and you don't burn off any alcohol.
Serve with Orange Zest and a Cinnamon Stick.