Those who love a Harris Gin can now enjoy a range of drinks and island hospitality as a new bar dedicated to the award-winning tipple is set to open next month.

You may have seen the cryptic messages on social media, posted out ahead of the announcement that the island distillery would be opening its first dedicated Isle of Harris Gin bar.

The Isle of Harris Gin bar will be opening this autumn, welcoming guests to experience a little bit of Harris in the heart of Glasgow.

Tucked away in a cosy corner above the popular Café Gandolfi and limited to 16 people per session, guests will enjoy an intimate Isle of Harris experience, where they will be encouraged to take a moment to indulge in the simple pleasures in life.

What to expect

The Isle of Harris Gin bar will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings up until mid- December 2020,
operating on a ticketed basis.

Visitors can look forward to a menu of crafted drinks blending Isle of Harris Gin with innovative ingredients and cocktail-making techniques, designed to evoke a sense of the Hebrides and the island on which the award-winning gin is made.

Those looking for a bite to eat can also look forward to a taste of Gandolfi’s fresh seafood offering alongside the drinks.

Each evening will be hosted by an Isle of Harris Distillery brand ambassador and dedicated bartender, making sure every guest is
able to relax and enjoy the famous island hospitality.

The launch of the bar has been teased on social media with a map pin and the caption be here and dates 17.10.20 – 19.12.20.

How to book

Tickets will be priced at £40 per person, which includes three bespoke cocktails and a sorbet, with three small and simple seafood pairings.

Each event will be hosted by a brand ambassador and dedicated bartender, and capacity for each session will be capped at 16 people.

Session times 

Harris Gin bar

Thursday and Friday: 6pm- 7.30pm, 8pm – 9.30pm Saturday: 4pm – 5.30pm, 6pm- 7.30pm, 8pm – 9.30pm

Tickets can be purchased from Wednesday 23 September via Eventbrite.

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase bottles after the event. The space will be open as a dedicated gift shop, selling bottles of gin and giftware on Wednesdays from 10am – 4pm and Saturdays from 10am – 3.30pm. (These times will be liable to change.)

The health and safety of guests is of upmost importance and the seating plan will be very carefully considered each evening.

The bar will only be accepting bookings of up to six people from two households. If it is suspected that this rule is not being followed, guests may be turned away.

The strictest measures will be taken to ensure the bar is operating well within the Covid-19 safe regulations.

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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