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Isle of Harris Gin wins another two prestigious awards

Isle of Harris Gin are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a Masters Award at The Global Spirits Masters, and a Silver award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.

Simon Erlanger, IOHD Managing Director, commented “We are absolutely delighted to have secured a Masters Award at The Global Spirits Masters Awards, the highest accolade possible in the world’s most highly regarded series of spirits blind-tasting competition. Furthermore, we are equally as excited to have picked up a much-coveted Silver Award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition, the world’s largest and arguably most influential spirits awards. It is another wonderful testament to our local distillers and the team as a whole, and further confirmation that we are truly leading the way when it comes to Scottish spirit quality. After winning Gold at the World Gin Awards earlier this year, this makes a hat-trick of quality accolades for our gin in 2021.”

The award-winning gin is the distillery’s inaugural spirit, distilled in Tarbert in a small copper gin still, known as ‘The Dottach’. Juniper, Coriander, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Cubebs, Bitter Orange Peel, Liquorice and Cassia Bark all play their role in defining the taste of the gin, but it is Sugar kelp that marks out this spirit. Sustainably harvested by a local diver from around the seas of the Outer Hebrides, the Sugar kelp creates subtle coastal notes. The distillers discard, instead of recycling, the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’ of the spirit run, leaving only the best of the distillate’s ‘heart’ helping to create an exceptional smoothness.

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