It's lovely to hear of our island spirit being well enjoyed. 57o 53’N 6o 48’W – the geographical co-ordinates of the Isle of Harris distillery which are displayed on the seal of every bottle, 45% – the percentage by volume strength of Isle of Harris Gin, 70cl – the size of a standard bottle of Isle of Harris Gin, £37 – the RRP of a single bottle of Isle of Harris Gin. After some fun experimentation, I found my perfect Isle of Harris Gin came with a citrus kick. Deliveries are made within three to five days. While the whisky is laid down to mature, it has been down to the gin to build Isle of Harris’s reputation. Presented together within a bespoke gift box, and accompanied by suggested serves, this is the ideal way to share our island spirit with friends and loved ones. Learn how your comment data is processed. A beautiful bottle of Isle of Harris Gin is accompanied by two hand-crafted, matching gin glasses to ensure the perfect pour is made in style, and our Sugar Kelp Aromatic Water. It is currently very difficult for us to ship to America but we are working on it. 45% – the percentage by volume strength of Isle of Harris Gin. Harris in a bottle — The “social distillery” making a difference to island life, The Gin Kin promotes responsible drinking, REVIEW: Isle of Harris Gin infused with sugar kelp, This Gin and Red Wine ‘Dragon’s Blood’ Cocktail Is Based on an Ancient Viking Recipe, the distillery’s own sugar kelp aromatic water. The kelp is steeped with botanicals for 24 hours and is removed before the distilling begins. In addition to its gin, the distillery has created The Hearach, a yet-to-be released single malt whisky. Turn up to a party with a bottle of Isle of Harris and you’ll immediately be the favourite guest. The tour was alright, but we had the feeling our guide was a little exhausted. Forget the gin (for now), and just take a look at the bottle. The concept was to help address local economic problems through the creation of a range of spirits that sends the ‘magical, elusive spirit of the island’ out to the world. It sits at the premium end of the market and is a drink to savour of an evening while relaxing with a book to a backdrop of easy-listening music. Keep an eye on our social media platforms and website for updates soon. Wine Education & Events Across the North West. Good food in a very nice atmosphere. The botanicals are juniper, coriander, angelica root, orris root, cubebs, bitter orange peel, liquorice and cassia bark. It’s as if the winds and the coastal air from Scotland’s coast are washing over me. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. First, crush up some ice and drop into the bottom of a wide-bottomed glass. It is much too classy for that. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in United Kingdom. We've a few years to wait for the whisky to mature yet. They've got everything from gin to glasses, jelly beans and cufflinks!10/10 would go back in a heartbeat! Booking is recommended as places fill up pretty quickly!As you walk in, you're greeted by comfortable chairs and a roaring fire to replicate the warmth of a croft, paying homage to the island's heritage.When on the tour, you go straight into a tasting of their exciting new make spirit compared to another island single malt. We're confident it will be worth the wait though and do hope you can join us again one day soon. Warm welcome, excellent tour with very knowledgeable lady. The Isle of Harris Distillery, or the Social Distillery as it is referred to, was the vision of Anderson ‘Burr’ Bakewell, who had visited the island for many years. I had a smashing chat with Rachel MacDonald, the brand ambassador for Isle of Harris Gin and discovered a fascinating story and a very delicious gin. On the rocks, Isle of Harris drops on the palate with a definite citrus note before its floral and spice notes take over. We do hope you can join us again one day soon, a warm welcome always awaits. Isle of Harris Distillery: Harris Gin - See 509 traveller reviews, 280 candid photos, and great deals for Tarbert, UK, at Tripadvisor. - See 509 traveller reviews, 280 candid photos, and great deals for Tarbert, UK, at Tripadvisor. Slaìnte! A local diver harvests sugar kelp which is found in the sea around the island. Rachel told me that Burr’s purpose was to create year-round jobs, to try and halt the population decline in the Outer Hebrides. Its first batch is limited to 1,916 bottles, one for every man, woman and child living on Harris at the time of bottling. The distillery opened in October 2015, in the small harbour village of Tarbert. We're sorry to hear you were unable to join a distillery tour on this visit but do hope we can welcome you again one day soon to share more of our spirit and story. The sugar kelp is sourced and hand-harvested from the Atlantic waters that surround the Outer Hebrides by a local diver. Alongside them, 30 full time staff help create the spirits and welcome visitors from all over the world. You can find details at their website, harrisdistillery.com. Hopefully it won't be too long until we can welcome you back to Harris once more. A 50ml measure of Isle of Harris Gin with sugar kelp served with Walter Gregor’s Scottish tonic water, a few drops of the distillery’s own sugar kelp aromatic water and either a cut piece of pink or red grapefruit or a wedge of fresh lime. Several people in our group are trying to find ways to get the bottles back to the states. We visited the distillery to purchase some of their gin. The drying, cutting influence of the sugar kelp completes the taste experience in the mouth and makes for an overall smooth drinking experience. We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour and were able to join us for lunch in the distillery canteen. Isle of Harris Distillery: Harris Gin - See 512 traveler reviews, 278 candid photos, and great deals for Tarbert, UK, at Tripadvisor. Nevertheless, the place is worth a visit and we enjoyed the very modern surroundings. The blue-tinged hue to the glass throws up images of the crisp, clear waters that surround this gin’s island home and the clear and simple labelling does what it needs to without detracting from the classy feel. £37 – the RRP of a single bottle of Isle of Harris Gin . A local diver harvests sugar kelp which is found in the sea around the island. Pour in a single measure of Isle of Harris Gin with sugar kelp and follow in with a chunky slice of pink grapefruit just bruised and bashed enough to release its flavours. Rachel was making a flying visit to Liverpool (where I live) and when she asked if I’d like to meet for a chat about the gin, well, it was just the tonic I needed. Thank you for joining us here in Harris and taking the time to leave a review of your recent distillery visit. The distillery operates six days a week – The Sabbath remains sacrosanct – and the gin from The Dottach still is fast becoming as well-known as the Outer Hebrides’ other stellar export, Harris Tweed. On the rocks, Isle of Harris drops on the palate with a definite citrus note before its floral and spice notes take over. There’s even a “dip” on the side as if the sand has been flattened and untouched by the retreating sea. We do hope we can welcome you back to Harris again one day soon. Harris gin has become one of the most popular brands of Scottish gin since it launch in 2015. It is an interesting place, they are also developing their own whisky, sadly a couple more years before it is for sale. It is not a session gin. Thanks again for guiding us through your magic realm. The taste. The easiest way to get hold of Isle of Harris Gin with Sugar Kelp is to go direct to the distillery’s online shop for delivery or click and collect. During the 1950s there were over 4,000 people living in the community. The kelp is steeped with botanicals for 24 hours and is removed before the distilling begins. The Isle of Harris is home to less than 2,000 people. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In fact, on two visits to registered stockists in Tayside and Fife in recent months, I failed to a bottle either time. Simply add in a bottle of Fevertree slimline tonic and, voila, you have the perfect drink. Staff at the café was excellent, too, and so was the coffee. One of the best we had in a long time. This is a nice place to have some coffee, browse the shop for some gifts or to take the tour and learn more about Gin and Whisky. Buy the gin ( (RRP £37) via click and collect outlets across England, Scotland and Wales. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. You can't book ahead, I would say to be prompt because there was a sizeable queue forming around lunchtime.All the food they produced looked incredible, I had the tastiest broccoli soup with a chunk of homemade bread with a Isle of Harris gin cocktail (Don't judge, I was on holiday) followed by the densest chocolate brownie.Seriously I loved this place, I adored the cafe and I raided the shop. Isle of Harris Distillery: Gin. A growing number of bars and bottle shops across Scotland and further afield do carry Isle of Harris but stock isn’t always available. Please do join us again soon and we'll be happy to share more of our island spirit. Visitor Centre: Tickets & Tours, Caolas Gallery - Harris Hebrides Photography: Tickets & Tours, Tarbert Harris VisitScotland iCentre: Tickets & Tours, The Mission House Studio: Tickets & Tours, Joceline Hildrey Illustration: Tickets & Tours. Hot chocolate, tea, coffee, espresso, baked goods, you name it. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Many thanks for joining us here in Tarbert. I have not tried the gin yet so cannot say if it is good or not, however the distillery is well worth a visit. Isle of Harris Distillery. We learned a lot, we smelled a lot, we drank a little (enough) and wished overall we could stay longer. It's about all the spirits: spirit from the cask, and spirit from the heart. Our many thanks for your very kind words on your recent distillery visit. We loved the brownies at the café. Anyone who enjoys gin will have heard of Isle of Harris Gin and the waves they're making in the industry.Being gin and whisky fans, I booked for my dad and myself to tour the distillery when we visited back in August. The cafe at the distillery is very good too. The gin’s heart and soul lies on the island of Harris on the west coast of Scotland in the Outer Hebrides.
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