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March 7 2014

Isle of Harris distillery breaks ground
Delivery of the first whisky distillery ever to be built on the Isle of Harris has begun in Tarbert with contractors moving on site to build the £10m home of The Hearach; a new single malt named after the Gaelic for an inhabitant of the island.

Designed by John Coleman Architects it is only the second distillery ever to be built in the Outer Hebrides and will include its own maturation and bottling facilities.

Simon Erlanger, director of the Isle of Harris Distillery, said: “The Hearach single malt will create sustainable employment and economic growth and optimism for the people of Harris - while the spirit of Harris itself will shape the unique character of this new whisky.

“Harris is an elemental place. The way of life in the island has deep roots, its people take time to savour what they enjoy and we believe The Hearach single malt will reflect that.”

The new distillery is expected to commence operation in the first quarter of 2015.
The distillery promises to give a significant economio boost to the island
The distillery promises to give a significant economio boost to the island


#1 Posted by Sven on 7 Mar 2014 at 20:55 PM
Am impressed with the design. Modern yet it still looks Scottish and in keeping with local vernacular architecture.
#2 Posted by Architrave on 10 Mar 2014 at 00:45 AM
Peter Zumthor was the original architect. This isnt a bad proposal for Harris - but imagine what could have been.

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