“What whisky will not cure, there is no cure for”
Our favoirite tipple for this month!
The Hearach has been made using 100% Scottish Concerto barley, with long fermentations (between 70 and 120 hours), hands-on distillation in bespoke copper stills and maturation in hand-picked oak casks. The batches are matured for at least five years, in a combination of first-fill bourbon, Oloroso sherry and Fino butts - the majority of which are sourced from the revered Buffalo Trace distillery.
Harris believe that their water source of Abhainn Cnoc a’ Charrain is the softest of any Scottish distillery, having travelled through Lewisian gneiss (some of the oldest rocks on earth) - ensuring extremely low minerality of the water used to make The Hearach. The final gift Harris has imparted on the single malt is from the weather conditions in which it is aged. Despite the islands northerly latitude, their oceanic climate benefits from the currents of the Gulf Stream. This system keeps seasonal temperatures remarkably stable, benefitting the overall maturation process.
As the historic first whisky from Harris - this single malt does not seek to emulate any other drams or regions. Therefore, the distillery invites the first sippers of the dram to discover what a Harris whisky tastes like for themselves. The elegant flavours will be perceived differently by different people as they allow its complex character to unfold in their glass over time, so folk are encouraged to explore the scents and sensory experience of The Hearach without any official tasting notes in mind. Each batch will have a word from someone in their local community.
Bottle Size: 70cls