The Hearach is the first, historic single malt whisky from the Isle of Harris, a small island sat off the far-northwest coast of Scotland, as we revive the distilling traditions lost during the Pabbay clearances of the 1840s.
It is the result of a considered conversation between people and place, coming together to create a spirit of complexity and character.
The work of our island's men and women intertwines with the natural world to weave together an Outer Hebridean whisky of distinction.
Every drop of this new dram is being distilled by local people to produce a special spirit which has been matured, married, and bottled here in this elemental place, and nowhere else.
The Hearach is bottled at 46% abv, non-chill filtered, and free from artificial colouring. Our recipe uses spirit matured in ex-bourbon casks, oloroso and fino butts.
The close-knit community of Harris is deeply embedded in the landscape.
A culture of Gaelic language, storytelling and song has long linked Hearaich generations not only to each other but also to their home villages, family farms, mountains, moors and machair.
This special connection between people and place continues to this day, which is why we're proud to put our island's name on every new bottle, with every drop of The Hearach crafted with Harris's hands.
No matter where you are in the world, we invite you to connect with this elemental island and its inhabitants through our whiskey, quiet contemplation, and a slower sense of ceremony.
As in life, the true nature of The Hearach and our home in the Outer Hebrides will be revealed in time, allowing it to be here from time to time.
The rivers and streams of North Harris flow over GNEIS one of the oldest rocks on Earth.
We believe our WATER from Abhainn Cnoc a' Charrain is the smoothest of any Scottish distillery.
Our island's ocean CLIMATE benefits from Gulf Stream currents that transfer equatorial heat to surrounding mares.
BARRELS are hand-picked in Kentucky from three partner bourbon distilleries and southern Spain for our oloroso and fino sherry casks.
Our whiskey STILLS have been manufactured for us by the Frilli company in Siena, Italy.
We cut local PEATS for our distillery fire and have used them to malt our Scottish barley for future special expressions of The Hearach.
TIME, the last, hard-to-define element of our whiskey making is our natural way of working, bringing patience to what we do, from fermentation to pairing and maturation.
The award-winning Isle of Harris Gin is made on the remote Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
A beautifully designed bottle captures the elemental nature of the Isle of Harris, while its contents reward the discerning gin drinker with refreshing maritime delights.
The inclusion of hand-harvested Sugar Kelp seaweed speaks to the island's deep connections to the sea while working with eight other carefully selected botanicals.
JUNIPER, BITTER ORANGE PEEL, CASSIA BARK, CILANTRO SEED, ORRIS ROOT, LICORICE, CUBE, ANGELICA ROOT .
Isle of Harris Gin is made by the men and women of the Isle of Harris Distillery, also known as 'The Social Distillery'.
Opened in 2015, the distillery's primary purpose is to create sustainable jobs for the local population and support the island's fragile economy.
By creating beautiful spirits, the distillery generates employment opportunities for young people in particular, giving them the opportunity to live and work in their community.
Isle of Harris Gin expresses the island's long history of working with the sea.
For generations, the surrounding waters have provided the islanders with food and sustenance, from fishing to fertilizer for their crops.
Seaweed's defining botanical is hand-harvested by local diver Lewis Mackenzie in a seasonal and sustainable harvest.
Each winter, the kelp forests he manages rest and regrow, ready to be carefully harvested again in the spring.
Every drop of Isle of Harris Gin is made on the island, in a small copper pot still called 'The Dotach'.
The distillers are all local men and women who have been trained at the distillery in the small town of Tarbert.
They discard the 'heads' and 'tails' of each spirit to ensure that only the highest quality 'heart' of distillation is used.
The result is an exceptionally smooth and complex gin that they take pride in bottling and named after their island.
HARRIS DISTILLERY SHOP
From €90 in Spain / €150 Rest of the EU
In your house in 2-3 days Spain/
5-7 days Rest of EU
Less than 24h
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