Scran season 7: The long awaited whisky from the Isle of Harris Distillers

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published 8th Oct 2023
Updated 26 th Mar 2024

On this episode of Scran, I visited the Harris Distillery to hear all about their long awaited whisky, The Hearach.

The whisky was launched in September and sold out straight away but my visit took place earlier in the summer when excitement was building for the launch.

First up you'll hear from Maria Morrison who showed her around telling the visitors all about how the distillery came to be and its importance to those living on the island both as an industry and a community hub.

She explains the motivations that drove the incarnation of the project and the commitment to provide local employment that continues today.

I chatted to Mike Donald, Chief Storyteller at Harris Distillery about the pressure to design a new bottle when the Harris Gin bottle has become so iconic and much loved by so many.

Finally, you'll hear me being one of very few to taste the new whisky before it's formal launch and speaking to Dave Broom, whisky expert about what his take on the new liquid is.

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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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