Panic over as Isle of Harris distillery announce end to gin rationing

Scottish gin fans can breathe a sigh of relief after Isle of Harris distillery announced the news that they are bringing an end to their gin rationing.

Published 19th Sep 2016
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

The tweet which read "The Great Harris Gin Drought of 2016 is now over! Fresh supplies now on shelves and orders being shipped asap" was posted on their social media account this morning.

The distillery was forced to introduce a 'brief period of rationing' for their gin following a shortage of their designer bottles.

The gin producers then announced the sale of their last bottle on the 9th September, stating in their newsletter: "As of 12.45pm today we had no more bottles of our Isle of Harris Gin to sell, with a very pleased Dolanna Matheson from the village of Back, Isle of Lewis becoming the lucky recipient of our final sale."

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Thankfully, the Yorkshire factory that produces their designer bottles is back up and running after its major furnace renewal.

"All being well our new stocks should arrive in Harris by the weekend and we’ll begin to fill them with Isle of Harris Gin from Monday September 19th."

Let's hope they can cope with the surge in demand for their bottles following the ration.

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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