Calling all gin lovers!
Glasgow gin drinkers are in for a treat this month as the first ever bar dedicated to serving Isle of Harris Gin will be open. You can feel as though you are on the north-west isle by having a taste of this unique gin, which is infused with sugar kelp, but without having to leave Glasgow.
A new Isle of Harris Gin Bar planned to open this autumn, to allow you to experience a Sense of Harris within Glasgow’s Merchant City. Tucked away in the cosy attic above Café Gandolfi on Albion Street, you can enjoy an intimate Isle of Harris experience.
The Isle of Harris Gin organisers had planned for the bar to be open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening up until mid-December offering three uniquely crafted Isle of Harris Gin cocktails inspired by the Outer Hebrides. As well as enjoy some hand-prepared, small and simple seafood bites and tasters from the Gandolfi kitchen, and a sea-influenced sorbet to round off the evening. However the organisers had to make the difficult decision to cancel all scheduled events at the bar this year. Keep your eyes peeled for next year though!
However, do not fear as Isle of Harris Gin opened a pop-up shop on Friday 6 November, as coronavirus restrictions has delayed the grand opening three times now. The shop will be open during the day on Wednesdays to Fridays, 11am to 5pm, up until Christmas selling bottles of Isle of Harris Gin and more. There are also twin sets of hand-blown matching glassware created to complement your favourite cocktails, as well as their curated gin gift sets, combining both bottle and glasses.
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Friday evening and with the weekend ahead of us we’re looking forward to enjoying a drop of our island spirit. • Autumn has well and truly arrived here in Harris this week with cold, crisp mornings and the sun setting earlier with every passing day. • Leaves are crunching under foot, berries are in abundance on bushes all around us and there have even been sightings of the magical aurora borealis. • But our island spirit will continue to keep us warm as we draw the curtains that little earlier, light the fire and settle into our autumn evenings at home. • Wherever you are this weekend we hope this finds you and yours safe and well and hopefully with an Isle of Harris Gin to hand.
Customers can also find other exclusive wares, normally only available from the distillery shop in Tarbert, with everything being wrapped and bagged in their own packaging to take home securely.
And, as if all that wasn’t enough, they’ll soon be revealing the next exciting stage of their Harris Tweed Project as they unveil the first creative collaboration using our unique local cloth. Isle of Harris Gin are also partnering with award-winning Scottish designer Judy R Clark to bring a bespoke tailoring service to the pop-up shop every Saturday until Christmas.
You can find out more about the pop-up shop and bar here.