Earlier this week, without fuss or fanfare, we brought a new Isle of Harris Distillery website into the world.
After several months of hard work, the words and images shared at www.harrisdistillery.com underwent a quiet change as the site was switched over from its old iteration.
Since launching back in 2015 our main online presence had undergone a number of changes both visually and behind-the-scenes, but this time we decided to build something new, from the ground up.
As we entered our 5th year of life, we felt it was time to make some big improvements in the way we told our story and helped customers shop for their Isle of Harris Gin.
So, you’ll find lots of fresh photography from our friend Laurence Winram, including a short film to better connect you to our island made with his son Jacob behind the HD camera.
Our words have been updated too, reflecting the many changes in our people and our progress here at the distillery since we first began.
Our social projects have also found a good home here, and there is much more for Isle of Harris Gin lovers to endulge in, including our key spirit serves accompanied by beautiful imagery
Finally, our online shop brings not just a new range of gift sets and glassware but also a much more refined shopping and Click & Collect experience, particularly on mobile devices.
From the convenience of digital payment systems like Apple Pay and Google Pay to quick postcode searches and geo-location maps, we’ve done our best to make buying from us a breeze.
There are also improvements in delivery tracking and updates from us once you order has been placed and shipped from our shores to your door.
Even the Journal you are reading right now has had an upgrade. The Journal years 2015 - 2018 will be uploaded very soon but you’ll now find handy tags to help you explore all our past stories.
Finally, the natural elements and colour palette of the site will change as time goes by, and we hope you’ll continue to visit us again and again, not just to shop but to feel connected to the Isle of Harris as the months and seasons roll by.
Meantime, please go on and enjoy all that the new site has to offer and do let us know what you think.
Our thanks to Kirsty, David, Charlotte, Robert, Scott, Liam and the team at Dog Digital in Glasgow for their hard work in bringing our plans to fruition. More on their story soon!