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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.

Stemming The Tide

Our remote location means that this local island economy is a fragile one and one of the issues connected to this is population decline.

More Click & Connection

This year we’re making every effort to make it even easier to enjoy our Isle of Harris Gin.

A Man With A Movie Camera

As 2016 rolled into 2017, the distillery team were making their television debut, as BBC Alba screened three episodes of Druthad Na Hearadh -

A Crofting Distillery

For centuries, the men and women of the Outer Hebrides have held a deep relationship with their land and there has been a long history of struggle to secure the right to live and work the ground up

First Steps In The Spirit Hall

2016 marked the first year of making spirit for our historic dram ‘The Hearach' Single Malt, the first (legal!) whisky to be made here in the Isle of Harris.

Druthag na Hearadh

Happy Christmas From The Harris Distillery

Christmas being the most sociable time of year, it has particular meaning for us at the ‘Social distillery’.

Community at Christmas

The word community is used a lot, particularly when talking about our islands.

Some Island Christmas Inspiration

Christmas is coming and while our distillery in Harris is far from the madding crowds of Buchanan, Princes and Oxford Streets, we still have Christmas shopping on our minds…  

The Spirit of The Season

As December dawns so does the realisation that Christmas is on its way and here in Tarbert we’re beginning to feel a little festive.

Swimming With Sugar Kelp

This week we spoke to a very important person in the production of our Isle of Harris Gin.

London Calling

As we continue to grow, word of our work spreads steady and sure from house to village and town to city.

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