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Love On The Rocks

Perhaps February the 14th will prove us wrong but it seems safe to say we Hearachs are not often given to gushing gestures and red-blooded outpourings of affection.

Our Parliament

Far from the Palace of Westminster or political happenings in Holyrood another ‘parliament' has been taking place… The word parliament derives from the Anglo-Norman parlement, from the verb parler…

Mash Tun Times

The Spirit Hall was alive today, the aroma of malted barley hung in the warm air and great whiffs of wash wafted from the open lids of the fat washbacks.

The Social Distillery

Old Post Office, Manish, Isle Of Harris. Image © Ian Lawson www.ianlawso

Nurturing Belonging

Like so many parts of the Western Isles, close community is key to connection and well-being here in Harris.

A Hearach is born!

Burr Bakewell tests the first spirit.

One of the most important milestones was reached yesterday as our beautiful copper lady Eva worked her magic for the first time to produce the Isle of Harris distillery’s first batch of new m

A Community Christmas

December is the darkest of Harris months, the sun barely rising over the horizon before it disappears again for another long winter’s night.

The Christmas Spirit

We’re starting to feel more than a little festive here in Tarbert as we look forward to our first Christmas here in the new Isle of Harris distillery.

Our Message In A Bottle

First and foremost, the focus of our distillers and team here in Tarbert is to produce the very best spirits we can.

Your Perfect Serve

Image © Andy MacDonald @andrewMMacd on Twitter

Our Gin's New Journeys

From Tarbert to Times Square, Stornoway to Sydney, Queensland to the Costa Blanca…bottles of our Isle of Harris Gin have been wending their way around the world to be enjoyed by customers near and

Remember, Remember...

…the FOURTH of November.

Science And Serendipity

Our journey towards the first Isle of Harris gin had taken us across croft and machair, searching and gathering before the hunt for our botanicals finally turned towards the sea.

Binding Staves

To distiller and dram lover alike, the whisky barrel is truly a thing of beauty.

A Creative Place

As spirit makers, we are by default creative, working with raw materials, seeking inspiration from our surroundings, and transforming the elemental into something transcendental.

Kate's Canteen

The day to day activities at the distillery are the perfect way for the team here in Tarbert to work up an appetite.

New Beginnings

It has been a busy week here at the distillery.

Heart And Hearth

Three generations of Harris islanders put the first peats on the fire that will burn all the time from now on at the distillery (left to right) Emma Passmore (11) o

Looking back, looking forward.

With less than a week until we officially open our new distillery doors we thought it would be a good time to share a little film, shot as the grip of a Hebridean winter loosened into the wet and...

The Final Countdown

One of our abiding values here at the distillery is that life takes time, the simple belief that it’s better to do things right than do them rushed.

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