The Hearach - Isle of Harris Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Batch 8

Highland | 70CL/46%

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£64.99 €76.95 $82.71
£54.16 €64.13 $68.93 Ex Vat
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About The Hearach - Isle of Harris Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Batch 8

We are delighted to offer Batch 8 of the first single malt whisky to be produced on the Isle of Harris, and the first release from the distillery. The cask make-up combines spirit matured in Ex-bourbon  casks, Oloroso and Fino butts.

Buffalo Trace (64%)

Heaven Hill (21%)

Oloroso (11%)

Fino (4%)

Natural colour and bottled without chill-filteration.  

The Hearach is woven from people and place, a whisky which truly reflects the best of the residents island home and the local men and women who make it. ‘Hearach’ is the Scots Gaelic name for a native of the Isle of Harris.

“It’s mid-August, and subtle signs across the island suggest that summertime is passing and the seasons are about to turn once more. The sheep are well shorn and their lambs have grown fat on grass. Out at sea, the dolphins and whales scoop up the last of the summer bounty of mackerel and herring. On the moor, peats are almost dry and ready to lift, and upon the hill, the heather bloom is reaching its peak, painting the landscape with the purple of their bell-headed blossoms. Perhaps the surest sign of change is the swift shortening of the days. As Autumn beckons and the colours change, we’re looking forward to golds and ambers of a different sort...a special whisky is coming.” - Mike Donald, Chief Storyteller.

“On the nose I find there’s a caramel note, like when butter and sugar are melting in a pan when I’m making tablet. There’s a spicy, delicate white port aroma, and faint almonds like marzipan. There are flowers, like the wee purple flowers on a hill near my childhood home. When I taste it without water it’s silky smooth and just a very, very delicate smokiness, like the smell from the peat-burning Raeburn stove in my granny’s scullery. Adding a wee bit of water, and I get berries and meringue like an ‘Eton mess’ pudding. The fruits and spice reminds me of my mother’s auntie pouring a wee sherry and enjoying a slice of Christmas cake by the fire. There’s so much going on in my glass. it’s lovely.” - Marie Morrison, Stockinish, Isle of Harris. 



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