From the outset of our spirit-making endeavour we’ve strived to be ‘The Social Distillery’. We want to make sure the work we do is open and accessible, looking outward from our island, extending friendship and conviviality from our Harris community to the wider world. Whether enjoying a good yarn over a cup of tea or pouring generous drams at a ceilidh, being social is something we Hearachs do rather well.
We also love positive collaborations, both locally and further afield. So if we find an opportunity to join with other like-minded ventures, who share our values and appreciation of craft, we’re always open to the possibilities. With this in mind, last week we were delighted to support the launch of an exciting new Scottish creative venture called NU BLVCK, founded by fine fashion folk Becca Flory and Andrew Vincent.
Based in Glasgow, but with a global outlook, Becca and Andrew will work with emerging fashion designers and artisans to create beautiful, exclusively designed accessory collections. These are then made available in limited numbers through their website and customers are encouraged to connect with, and hear the stories of, the artists designing and creating their products. 


Our managing director, Simon Erlanger tell us...

‘Andrew and Becca came to talk to me about their concept many months ago. It was exciting to hear them talk of an innovative model for connecting artisans, designers and customers, with an ethical approach at its heart. ‘Nurturing belonging’ is one of our values so we were very happy to support their launch’.
We joined them for the launch of NU BLVCK at the City Halls in Glasgow where their inaugural designs by emerging Scottish designer Ruth Williams were showcased. Along with pop-up catering experts Section 33 we ensured that attendees were in good spirits throughout.

After the event, co-Founder Andrew told us...

“...we're delighted to be working with the Isle of Harris Distillers, a great Scottish brand that like ours, is really going places...we share the same values and belief that business is not only about making money but creating communities of people. It was an honour to have this amazing brand as part of our event and we look forward to spreading the word of Isle of Harris Distillery as we grow. As ever, the gin was phenomenal, my head the following morning suggesting it was almost too good…”

We’ve lots more in store over the coming months as we continue to be sociable, whether it’s community events at our distillery or cultured collaborations in big cities, we’re ready with a glass to hand and a story to tell to all who wish to hear. Meantime, if you’d like to support NU BLVCK also, please visit their Kickstarter page to learn more.


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