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Isle of Harris, The Hearach Batch 2 with Gift Box (700ml)


Isle of Harris

The Hearach Single Malt Whisky (Batch 2)

46% 700ml




The Hearach is the first, historic single malt whisky from the Isle of Harris, as they revive the distilling traditions lost during the Pabbay clearances of the 1840s.

This dram is the result of a considered conversation between people and place, coming together to create an elegant spirit of complexity and character. 

The work of the island's men and women intertwines with the natural world to weave together an Outer Hebridean whisky of distinction. 

Every drop of this new dram is being distilled by local people to produce a special spirit which has been matured, married, and bottled here in this elemental place, and nowhere else.

The Hearach is bottled at 46% abv, non-chill filtered, and free from artificial colouring.


Released in batches of around 12,000 bottles

Each batch is 'married' for a minimum of 12 weeks

The youngest spirit in each batch is 5 years old

Matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks, Oloroso and Fino butts

Lightly peated (12-15 ppm)


Tasting Notes:

“ At first, I smell clean oak smoke like the curing smokehouses in the village where I grew up in Poland. There’s a spiciness and a sweetness, like smoke-dried prunes which not many people from Harris will know. There’s heather, like the fragrance from the hills when I’m out taking photographs. When I drink it, there’s more sweetness and creaminess like a creme brûlée and I taste freshly picked green apples, very sharp.
There’s a gentle saltiness, like licking your lips after walking on one of our windy beaches. The finish is long and smoky. When I first moved to the island I would drive around in winter with the windows down just to get a beautiful whiff of peat fires burning, now I can find it in my glass.”.

Peter Kwasniewski, Drinishader, Isle of Harris


The Story: Batch #2

“Batch 2 began bottling on the 13th of June 2023, another achingly hot day in a long and rare run of fine weather. They say if you don’t like our Outer Hebridean weather, just wait a minute. But, the warmth of the summer sun simply keeps coming. These are halcyon Harris days and the trees around our home village of Tarbert are filled with bird song. The distillery is bustling with visitors but for once the peat fire does not need lit. Behind the scenes, the team are getting into the rhythm of filling The Hearach and lovingly putting each label in place before sealing the stop with a single band of grey and copper paper. It feels like a historic time for us all as this new island whisky flows from Harris hands.”

Mike Donald - Chief Storyteller