Isle of Harris Distillery launches limited edition ceilidh bottles of Harris gin - here's when you can buy one

The award-winning Harris gin is now available in 350ml ceilidh bottles.

Published 29th Aug 2020
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

Harris Gin is probably as well known for its eye-catching, award-winning bottle design, as much as the sea-inspired spirit inside, and now fans can treat themselves to another beautiful bottle - sure to become a classic - as the distillery introduces the ceilidh design.

Created in partnership with ceramicist, Rupert Blamire, the ceilidh bottle has been made by hand and glazed in the colours of the island's sea and sky, with the familiar, tactile wave pattern.

The distillery has launched this ceilidh bottle to offer gin fans a new way to connect with friends and family, even from afar.

Posting on their website, the team at the Harris Distillery explain the concept, writing: "It is designed to be given and shared with others, providing a unique new way to socially connect, even at a safe social distance.

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"At a half standard 350ml in size, The Cèilidh Bottle is ideal to present and pour, helping to better enjoy an evening among old friends and family.

"Send to loved ones and arrange to join them for a drink and a cèilidh online. Or, simply to let them know you’re missing their good company.

"Or, perhaps just procure a bottle for yourself, and enjoy and refill again and again as you take it to gatherings of your own."

The gin is presented in an embossed box and comes with a guide to creating your own ceilidh, along with three colour postcards from Harris, to send to friends and loved ones.

The first batch of ceilidh bottles of gin went on sale on 28 August, and have sold out, but more are due at the start of September.

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To find out more and buy a bottle, please visit the Harris Distillery website.

Earlier this month the distillery released the latest edition to its experimental apothecary drinks range – the Wild Gorse Tincture.

To create the limited edition tincture, Isle of Harris Distillers has collaborated once again with local apothecary, Amanda Saurin.

Hand-picking fragrant gorse leaves from the village of Rodel, south of the island, Amanda has combined them with hawthorn and nettle, before lifting the final tincture mixture with lemon.

Together they combine to create the new Harris Wild Gorse Tincture, which can be added to a Harris Gin and tonic or cocktail.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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