Harris Gin - The Whisky Room Scotland | Fine Scottish Malts, Gin, Spirits & Cigars
Distillery/Brand - Isle of Harris Distillery
Bottler - Isle of Harris Distillery
Expression - Isle of Harris Gin
Spirit - Gin
Location - Isle of Harris
Volume - 70cl
Alcohol - 45% ABV
Multi award winning
Outer Hebridean Spirit, from the sea.
The award-winning Isle of Harris Gin is made in the village of Tarbert, every drop distilled in a small copper gin still known as 'The Dottach', before being bottled and sealed by hand.
A beautifully designed bottle captures the elemental nature of the Isle of Harris, while its contents reward the discerning gin drinker with refreshing maritime pleasures.
The inclusion of local, hand-harvested Sugar Kelp speaks of our island's deep connections to the sea while working with eight other carefully chosen botanicals:
Macedonian Juniper Berries
English Coriander Seed
Cubebs / Javan Pepper
Bitter Orange Peel
Nose: a 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 and gives a dry maritime note.
Palate: refreshing, with good balance between the bitter juniper and pine and the sweet fruit flavours of mango, grapefruit and orange. A green herb flavour of crushed coriander develops. Distinctive and smooth with a dry, flinty taste.
Finish: overall a long, clean finish. As the juniper and citrus fade away, sweet vanilla and black pepper remain with a gentle reminder of the sea.