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Going Dutch

Introducing our Isle of Harris Gin to new Dutch friends felt a little like bringing coals to Newcastle or selling ice to Eskimos.

Sign Of The Times

Last week, we marked another important milestone in our journey, the sign-writing of our Tarbert home with the bold words ‘ISLE OF HARRIS DISTILLERY’.

Canteen Life

They say an army marches on its stomach, and the same is true for our team of distillers and wider production team.

World Gin Day 2017

This Saturday, June 10th, is World Gin Day, a chance to celebrate all that is good about juniper spirits and, of course, our

The Potential Of Peat

Image: Distillers Billy Fraser and Domhnall Macleod cutting peat for the distillery fire.

Cutting The Peats

The month of May is often a pleasant one here in the Outer Hebrides, the days grow longer and, for once, sunshine abounds.

World Whisky Day 2017

This Saturday is World Whisky Day, an annual celebration of uisge beatha, Scotland’s famous ‘water of life'.

Gin Across The Generations.

We love to connect with people and, in turn, bring them a little closer to our island home.

On The Rocks In Eriskay

The Isle of Harris Distillery is pleased to announce we will be co-sponsoring the Outer Hebrides’ first ever whisky-themed festival as the inaugural ‘O

An Ambassador To London

Though far removed from the peace and quiet of our island home, London’s loudly calling!

Our New Scottish Ambassador

This week we are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Isle of Harris Distillery ambassador for Scotland.

The Joys Of Spring

Image: Morag Morrison, Lickisto, Isle of Harris © Ian Lawson www.ianlawson.com

Young Ryan

The Isle of Harris Distillery was created with the aim of helping to secure the island’s economic future and address local population decline.

A Very Civic Award

It’s always a pleasure to win an award, and last week we won a rather special one.  

The Casks Of Kentucky Pt. II

After last week’s look at cask creation, Kenny, Simon and Gordon moved on from Louisville, home of the KFC, Mohammed Ali and the beating heart of the bourbon industry, to the countryside of Kentuck

The Casks of Kentucky Pt. I

We love good wood, especially because it contributes so much to the flavour of our whisky. 

A Chat With Annabel Meikle Pt. II

Last week we caught up with Annabel Meikle, the director of Keepers of the Quaich and all-round whisky and spirits afficionado, for a wee chat abou

A Chat With Annabel Meikle

With more and more spirit for our historic single malt being committed to wood each week, we're becoming excited about the arrival of 'The Hearach', the first true Isle of Harris whisky.

The Danes Are Coming!

Last weekend our head distiller Kenny Maclean left Harris to head for Denmark, bringing our island spirit to the Copenhagen Gin Festival and helping to

An Ambassador For Harris

With the distillery now in its second year, word of our work has spread far from our shores.

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