The Isle of Harris Gin is distilled, bottled, labelled by hand and sent out into the world from the small Hebridean village of Tarbert.
The five distillers are all local men, from crofters to former joiners, each dedicated to producing a spirit worthy of our island name. In the heart of beyond they transform nine specially chosen botanicals into a world-class gin, infused with Sugar Kelp and bottled in evocatively beautiful glass.
With the highest quality in mind, they have made an especially smooth spirit, discarding the 'Heads' and 'Tails' from the distillation which others choose to recycle.
Designed to capture the essence of an island, this complex and maritime spirit offers a true taste of the Scottish Outer Hebrides.
Nose: Well-defined juniper note with pine needles, immediately followed by the fresh citrus notes of bitter orange, lime and grapefruit. Develops a complex floral note of rose and wallflowers with crushed green herbs, coriander and gooseberry all underpinned by mixed spice. Sugar kelp adds to the complexity and richness with a dry maritime note.
Palate: Refreshing gin with good balance between the bitter juniper and pine and the sweet fruit flavours of mango, grapefruit and orange. A green herb flavour has developed with crushed coriander. Distinctive and smooth with a dry, flinty taste.
Finish: Overall a long, clean finish. As the juniper and citrus peel notes fade away, sweet vanilla and black pepper remain with a gentle reminder of the sea.
||Isle of Harris, Scotland
||We recommend that you try this gin 'on the rocks', adding a few drops of Sugar Kelp Aromatic Water and either a cut piece of pink or red grapefruit or simply a wedge of fresh lime. If you still prefer it long, add a little tonic water.
||Juniper, Coriander, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Cubebs, Bitter Orange Peel, Licorice and Cassia Bark.