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The Highest Apple

There is an old Gaelic saying that goes…“bidh an ùbhal ìs fhearr air a mheangan is àirde” meaning simply ​"the best apple is on the highest bough​".

Pop In To Our Pop-Up!

As well as distilling our fine Harris spirits, we’ve also been making plans to create some special collaborations, working with some talented men and women to make wonderful wares for, with and fro

Whisky To the Fore!

This week we continue our socialising with The Tarbert Ten by meeting another member of the team, this time the man behind

Island Bound

We recently introduced you to The 1,916, an endeavour which lies at the heart of our work here and a number which embodies the ambitions of our projects and plans.

A Taste Of Things To Come

As we draw closer to the day we throw open our doors and get our distilling work underway, we thought it would be nice to give you a taste of what to expect once you take a step across our threshol

All Good Things

According to the methodical minds of meteorologists, Summer officially started in June.

A Family Affair

In previous weeks we’ve introduced you to some of the distillery team, those hardworking Hearachs we call The Tarbert Ten, two handfuls of local men and women who make up the heart of our great Har

A Global Gathering

Last Saturday afternoon we took a wee break from distillery business to celebrate World Whisky Day with friends old and new, from far and wide.

Become Part Of The 1,916

As the Isle of Harris Distillery project continues to progress with great positivity, we are pleased to announce a new stage in our ongoing pla

A Point In Time

In the midst of all the hard work and most organised of creative chaos, we’re aware that our plans and progress are approaching a special point in time. 

Free The Tarbert Ten!

As construction work continues apace at the distillery site in Tarbert , our team, now nicknamed The Tarbert Ten, are under lock and key just outside the village, working hard in their respective...

Desktops And Doorsteps

We admit that, to most of our readers, the Isle of Harris seems a very remote part of the world. And indeed, in many ways, it is. 

From Tractors to Tuns

After introducing our guest manager Shona Macleod last month, we thought it was about time you met another vital member of our team, the man charged with handling the many and varied challenges inv

A spring in our step

view from the jetty

As the days start to stretch we find ourselves with a spring in our step here in Tarbert, the longer days providing a welcome boost after the challenges of winter weather.

A place by the sea

The Clisham and a digger

While the new distillery in Tarbert remains the beating heart of our whisky making plans, we’ll also be drawing inspiration and influences from all over the beautiful isle of Harris. One such examp

Meet Shona Macleod, Guest Team Manager

Shona on the croft

The Harris Distillery will be The Social Distillery, a busy, working building but with open doors and a genuine welcome for those who wish to join us.

Our elemental nature

Na Fir Chlis from warehouse site at Ardhasig, Isle of Harris 17.03.15

Terra, aqua, aer, ignis and aether, the five elements of antiquity from which the world was once thought to be made.

Seasonal jobs available

Now that we have our permanent team in place, we are looking for a special group of people to welcome our guests during the summer season. The details are below.

Introducing Our Storyteller

Real people are at the heart of what we do.

Gli alambicchi sono arrivati (the stills have arrived)

Convoi exceptionnel

Early Monday morning, through icy drizzle, the ‘convoi exceptionnel’ crawled into the village of Tarbert at the end of an eight day journey from Italy, snow and gales having slowed its progress.

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