Spirit Of The Season

Image: Winter In Scarista, Isle of Harris © Derek Doar www.ddimages.co.uk

Today is December the 1st, so it’s probably now a safe time to say that word…

Christmas is coming, and here at the Isle of Harris Distillery we’re getting into the spirit of the season once more. Our tree is now trimmed and we’ve been lighting candles and decking the halls all day, so things are starting to feel rather festive here in Tarbert.

Behind the scenes, things are also in full seasonal swing, as the elves who look after our on-line orders are busy wrapping and sending out sleigh-loads of Isle of Harris Gin gifts for all the lucky (grown-up) girls and boys.

Winter is a quieter time in the island with summer visitors long having left our shores. But Harris is no less beautiful at this time of year. Wild weather, dustings of snow and big empty beaches make for wonderful winter walking and blazing fires are always good to come home to for some Outer Hebridean hygge.

As The Social Distillery, our doors remain open as usual, right up until Saturday 23rd December, and we have some special open days lined up for lingering island visitors and friends in the local community alike.

For those of you able to join us over the coming weeks, we cordially invite you to come in from the cold and share some of our Christmas spirit and story. Our Canteen is serving festive soups and home-baking, Christmas cake, mulled wine and mince pies, and we’ve plenty of good things in the Shop for gift-giving.

Please peruse the December diary below and we look forward to seeing you before the big day finally arrives…

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13TH: PENSIONERS OPEN DAY 
10AM -  4PM
Informal tours throughout the day + tea and mince pies. No need to book.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 15TH: FLAVOUR FOOD FAIR  @ TARBERT C.C. 
10AM - 4PM
Join us at the Community Centre for our stall full of foodie goods and wares.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 22ND: FAMILY OPEN DAY 
10AM - 4PM
Get in the festive spirit with tours, tastings, face-painting, cupcake decorating, 
live local musicians and more!

SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER: THE ANNUAL SANTA PARADE 
4PM - 5PM
Follow Santa’s sleigh back to the distillery to enjoy mulled wine, hot chocolate and more.

THROUGHOUT DECEMBER: THE DISTILLERY CANTEEN CHRISTMAS MENU 
10AM - 4PM

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