The arrival of the distillation equipment

Wash backs arrive in Tarbert

This week a steady stream of low-loaders has been making its way over the sea to Stornoway and then southwards to Harris and the village of Tarbert, carrying the first of the machinery which will p

Open day for local residents

As the Social Distillery, we always keep the residents of Harris informed of our plans and invite them to offer their thoughts and suggestions.

As the year draws to a close....

...we thought you might be interested to see the distillery from a different angle! The giant door stands open to receive the equipment necessary to produce our Isle of Harris spirits.

Building the team

Since we last wrote, we have been successfully recruiting more of the team.

Today marks a milestone in the development of the Social Distillery.

Isle of Harris Distillers are delighted to announce that one of the main aims of the project, "to be of benefit to the local community" will take a step forward today with the first employees takin

Further progress on site

It's been two months since we showed you work in progress.

The stills take shape

For several weeks now, a small team of craftsmen in a picturesque village near Siena, Italy, have been shaping sheets of copper into vessels which will distil our Isle of Harris spirit.

Recruitment begins

The aim of the distillery is to create sustainable employment for the Isle of Harris.

Summer returns to Tarbert

After our contractors battled through one of the wettest Augusts on record, they were rewarded this week by the return of glorious sunshine.

The main building starts to take shape

As the steel frame of the main distillery building is erected, we start to get an impression of its final shape and dimensions.

Rising from the ground

Today is World Whisky Day, so what better occasion to show you how things are progressing!