Isle of Harris Gin has been awarded Gold in the Taste category for London Dry Gin, at the recent World Gin Awards 2021. The award-winning Isle of Harris Gin is the distillery’s inaugural spirit, distilled in Tarbert on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
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 the judges agreed that it is the sugar kelp that marks out this spirit.
The sugar kelp is sustainably harvested by a local diver from around Outer Hebrides, which provides the subtle coastal notes.
To create their gin, which is exceptionally smooth, the distillers discard the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’ of the spirit run, leaving only the best of the distillate’s ‘heart’ that goes on to be bottled and ultimately enjoyed.
Bethany Whymark, editor of Gin Magazine, the company that organises the World Gin Awards, said: “Now is a wonderful time to be working in the world of gin, and we are proud to be able to celebrate the industry’s best through our awards – which were presented in a virtual format for the first time ever.”
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