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Isle of Harris Distillery

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Chic, modern establishment.

Stylish distillery and gift shop. We stopped in to pick up some of the famed gin and were impressed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stefanie D
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We really enjoyed our visit here. We were offered a condensed version of the tour as we had dogs in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Donna S
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The Isle of Harris Distillery is The Social Distillery, offering a warm welcome to all in the heart of Harris. We are open six days a week with regular tours, a public canteen offering fresh local produce and a shop full of local products as well as...more
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Harbour Street | Nr Ferry Entrance, Tarbert HS3 3DG, Scotland
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+44 1859 502212
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stylish distillery and gift shop. We stopped in to pick up some of the famed gin and were impressed by the decor. The staff in the gift shop offered us a taste but seemed less inclined to chat about the product than those we encountered...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stefanie D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit here. We were offered a condensed version of the tour as we had dogs in the car. Sandy’s passion for the island and the gin and whisky was clear and it made our experience that much more enjoyable. Really personable...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being Harris Gin fans for the last couple of years it was good to have the opportunity to visit the distillery whilst holidaying in Harris. The visitor centre is lovely, we did arrive after the cafe had closed but still had the chance to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Harris_Distillery, Guest Relations Manager at Isle of Harris Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for such kind words and for joining us during your visit to Harris. We're sorry to hear you didn't manage to sample the delights on offer in the distillery canteen but hopefully this will be a good excuse to return to...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

This is a must do if you are in Harris! The experience from start to finish was first class. The tour went into exceptional detail for both the gin and whisky. It was child and driver friendly with lots of interactive areas and jelly beans...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PianoGill
Harris-Distiller, Public Relations Manager at Isle of Harris Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your visit. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your distillery tour and the distillery canteen. We do hope it won't be too long before you can join us again in Harris.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

The 2015 opened Harris Distillery is not yet selling it first whisky. It has to mature some more years in its casks to be right and not just spirit. But in the meantime they also started doing the Harris Gin. And this won several Gin...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Harris-Distiller, Guest Relations Manager at Isle of Harris Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such an in-depth review of your visit to the distillery. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and do hope it won't be too long before you can join us again in Harris.

Reviewed 25 November 2018

Visited there on Thursday 23rd On arrival we were greeted with a beautiful fire of Peat and Coal. Young chap in the shop made us feel welcome and he suggested Morning Coffee in the Canteen. Very impressed with both the products (Scones,Cakes etc)on offer and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank colinmellor
Harris-Distiller, Guest Relations Manager at Isle of Harris Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the distillery and will be sure to pass on your well wishes to the shop and canteen staff. We hope it won't be too...More

Reviewed 22 November 2018

we didnt book in advance which was sooooooo annoying but the staff were lovely, we had a little taste of the gin which is in the most beautiful bottle so we bought the gift pack which included two glasses as once the gin is gone...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Harris-Distiller, Guest Relations Manager at Isle of Harris Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you for joining us here in Harris. We are sorry to hear that you were unable to join a tour. Our tours actually come to an end for the year at the end of October as it becomes very quiet during the winter months...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Quick visit to buy some gin. Lovely staff who were friendly and helpful, shop is nice and small. Cafe is lovely, gin cocktails for breakfast which were yummy. Will definitely be back

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank highwayhebrides
Harris-Distiller, Guest Relations Manager at Isle of Harris Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Thank you for joining us here in Harris. Sounds like a good breakfast to us! We do hope it won't be long before you can join us again.

Reviewed 1 November 2018

I visited the lobby and gift shop to get out of the rain, while trying to arrange ferry service out of Tarbert. They had a fire burning peet in the lobby and were very welcoming. They are a relatively new distillery and are making whisky...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken L
Harris-Distiller, Guest Relations Manager at Isle of Harris Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for joining us in Harris and we do hope it didn't rain for all of your visit to the islands. Please do join us again soon!

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Visited the Harris Distillery while on holiday on Lewis earlier this month & it was honestly the best distillery tour we've ever been on! Our tour guide, Sandy, was passionate about the products & that shone through - she had me wanting to work there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Harris-Distiller, Guest Relations Manager at Isle of Harris Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such kind words on your recent distillery visit. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with Sandy and we will be sure to let her know. We do hope you can join us again...More

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Jannerbloke
9 August 2018|
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Response from IsobelF | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to drill a hole, you can buy an adaptor kit online that has the flex on the side of the adaptor.
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Response from Harris_Distillery | Property representative |
Hello and sorry for the delay in answering your question. We love dogs here at the distillery but for the comfort of our guests and other dogs, we only allow four-legged friends in the entrance foyer and by the fireside. You... More
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Response from Harris_Distillery | Property representative |
Thanks everyone for these correct responses! Please be sure to call ahead to book your place as group sizes are kept small to ensure a personal experience with every tour. 01859 502212
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