Every drop of Isle of Harris Gin is made here at our distillery in the small village of Tarbert, the heart of our Outer Hebridean home.
A long journey is required to get hold of a bottle, either a pilgrimage by land and sea to acquire supplies straight from the source, or an online order delivered from island shores to your door.
But, we regularly try to bring our work and story nearer to town and cities through one-off tastings and events, seafood dinners, and cèilidhs.
As the festive season approaches, we’re planning to take a further step closer to our customers as we open a new Isle of Harris Gin pop-up shop in the dear green city of Glasgow.
We’re delighted to announce that on Monday the 1st of November we will be sharing our island spirit in the beautiful Princes Square.
Designed and built in the 1840s it was redeveloped in 1986 and has been a destination shopping experience ever since.
There, amidst a sea of other great shops, including our friends from Essence of Harris who reside there year-round, we have set up a small island of good things of our own.
Our special wee store will be well-stocked with Isle of Harris Gin to buy across the festive season, alongside our new gifting range of matching glassware.
Our former ambassador mainstays, Calum Barker and Iona Cairns are looking after our mainland affairs, leading a small team of young Highland and Islanders to help serve shoppers.
Calum tells us…
“We have a few finishing touches to tackle this weekend, but we’re really looking forward to getting the pop-up plans underway. It will be brilliant to see old faces and new in-person as Glasgow has always been a real hotbed of Harris Gin fans.”
Alongside Calum and Iona, Claire, Ishbel, Gillian, Felix, and Sam will be ready to offer a warm Harris welcome seven days a week, from 10 am until 8 pm.
We also plan to bring you some special treats, usually only found in our distillery shop, and there will be the opportunity to see our range of our made-to-order Distillery Harris Tweed jackets up close.
If you’re Christmas shopping in the central belt, we hope you can come along to say hello and perhaps pick out a present or two for your friends and family.
You can find us on the ground floor of Princes Square, at street level, until we finally bring the pop-up endeavour to a close on Christmas Eve.
And, if you’re further afield, remember we can always help you through our online shop where we take orders around the clock, write personalised gift messages, and deliver in a few working days!
With an often chaotic season ahead, we’ll be doing everything we can to help bring some island calm to the coming proceedings, and we hope Harris coming to Glasgow will help…