While preparations continue for distilling the spirit for ‘The Hearach’ whisky, our distillers are busy creating The Isle of Harris Gin. The small copper still, known affectionally as ‘The Dottach’, imbues our spirit with the complex delights of nine specially chosen botanicals as we seek to capture the elemental nature of our island, particularly the maritime influences of the seas which surround us on all sides.
Juniper, Coriander, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Cubebs, Bitter Orange Peel, Licorice and Cassia Bark all play their role in defining the taste of our gin. But it is Sugar kelp which is key to the subtle coastal notes that mark out our spirit. Hand-harvested by a local diver from the deep underwater forests of the Outer Hebrides, this natural and sustainable ingredient completes the wider aspects of the gin’s flavour profile.