Tales From The Isle Of Harris
Join us every week for a new chapter of our island story.
The Herring Girl
Posted on 24 May, 2019
Connection is important to us here at the Isle of Harris Distillery and if you’ve visited, emailed or called us by phone, it’s likely you will have connected with our young customer service assistant, Lauren Macsween.
Life Beneath the Waves
Posted on 17 May, 2019
As I drove the long and winding road to the village of Keose, I began to wonder just what I’d let myself in for, as the next heavy hail shower rolled in, hammering down on the car roof. This wasn’t quite the sunny day away from my desk I’d had in mind…
Posted on 10 May, 2019
This week we’re delighted to announce our Isle of Harris Gin has reached the end of its 10,500 mile journey and arrived in the city of Melbourne, Australia.
Sunshine and Seafood
Posted on 03 May, 2019
Spring is in full swing here in Harris, and we’ve been blessed with beautiful days full of birdsong and big blue skies. The crofts, machair and moors around us abound with new lambs, and those of us who cut peats are already making a start on this year's hard work.
The Distillery Harris Tweed
Posted on 26 April, 2019
Our ongoing Harris Tweed Project has reached a key milestone this evening as we are pleased to announce the winner of our island-wide competition to design a pattern for our official distillery Harris Tweed.
Click. Connect. Collect
Posted on 19 April, 2019
Our island distillery sits by the harbour shores of a small village in the far northwest reaches of Scotland, tucked into the tightly belted isthmus of Tarbert.
Lambing and Longer Days
Posted on 12 April, 2019
After months of seemingly endless wind and rain, hail and snow, the Isle of Harris emerges from winter just in time to welcome the annual arrival of lambs
A bheil gàidhlig agaibh?
Posted on 04 April, 2019
It’s the sound of the peat banks and sheep fanks and can be heard in homes across the Outer Hebrides. It can be discerned in village shops, streets and schools across our islands and, if you listen closely enough, in our distillery too.
And then there were five
Posted on 29 March, 2019
Last year saw the launch of our Harris Tweed Project, a celebration of the craft behind this iconic Outer Hebridean cloth and the creativity of our islands’ young people.
A sugar kelp spring
Posted on 22 March, 2019
Spring is officially here, the vernal equinox heralding the arrival of new life across the island’s natural world and here at the Isle of Harris Distillery too.