Isle of Harris Whisky - ‘The Hearach’
PRE-SALE - 1 BOTTLE PER HOUSEHOLD
SHIPPING 2nd of October 2023
What casks have you used to mature the whisky?
Our inaugural release uses First-Fill Bourbon casks from Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill, as well as Ex-Oloroso and Ex-Fino butts from southern Spain.
How old will the liquid be when launched?
No spirits in The Hearach will be younger than 4 years old. The exact age of the youngest spirit will depend on the casks selected. Some casks will mature faster than others. We are not overly concerned about age- it is quality that matters.
Why are we not putting an age on the bottle?
The Hearach is made from several whiskies of different ages so an age statement would not reflect that of the final dram.
What does it taste like?
There are so many complex layers of flavour, and it will be different for everyone. But, our blender Shona Macleod gets a gentle peat smoke on the first sip which reminds her of island home fires burning when she was growing up. It comes along with a toasted maltiness. She can also taste homemade apple sauce and smell machair flowers, particularly white clover which springs up on our west coast every summer. Mixed spices appear, and an old-fashioned sweetness from things like candied ginger, vanilla, and honeycomb. Finally, there’s a long, clotted-cream note, mixed with a lasting sense of new leather.
The Hearach is the only single-malt scotch whisky from the Isle of Harris.