Isle of Harris Whisky

"We couldn’t have done this without the support of Harris and the people of the whole island. The distillery can be a showcase for Harris around the world. It is a ground of hope here on the shores of East Loch Tarbert." - Anderson 'Burr' Bakewell, Founder of the Isle of Harris Distillery

The Isle of Harris Distillery started life with just 10 people and an ambition to double this number over the next five years. Today, they're proud to say they employ almost 40 permanent staff, a highly significant number on an island of fewer than 2,000 inhabitants.

In these early days of their history, it is clear that Burr's vision is already making a real difference on the Isle of Harris. As a catalyst for positive change within the community, the distillery team continue to work with purpose, bringing new life to the island and supporting its aspirations to survive and thrive, moving forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Already known for its gin, the distillery has now produced the first legal single malt ever produced on the Isle of Harris, The Hearach. 'Hearach’ is the Scots Gaelic name for a native of the Isle of Harris.