Isle of Harris The Hearach Single Malt Whisky
Key Facts About This Single Malt
Distillery: Isle of Harris
Range: The Hearach
Region: Highlands, Scotland
Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and ex-sherry
Alcohol by Volume: 46%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Bottle Size: 700ml
The Hearach Tasting Notes
Isle of Harris aren't releasing official tasting notes, instead they're asking individuals to right a few words as to what they get from the whisky. Here's an example from Shona Macleod, Carragreich, Isle of Harris:
“I get a gentle peat smoke on the first sip which reminds me of island home fires burning when I was growing up. It comes along with a toasted maltiness. I can also taste homemade apple sauce and smell machair flowers, particularly white clover which springs up on our west coast every summer. Mixed spices appear, and an old-fashioned sweetness from things like candied ginger, vanilla, and honeycomb. Finally, there’s a long, clotted-cream note, mixed with a lasting sense of new leather.”
About This Isle of Harris whisky
Isle of Harris want to be as transparent as possible about their whisky making. Every batch is accompanied by an information sheet which outlines the specifics of that particular bottling. From the barleys and yeasts we use, to the fermentation times and cut points, they’ll try to provide information where possible. Each batch will be different but here are some of the details which will likely remain consistent to their core expression over the next few years...
- Distilled and bottled at the Isle of Harris Distillery, Tarbert, Isle of Harris.
- 1st-fill Heaven Hill casks (21%) + 1st-fill Buffalo Trace casks (64%) + 1st-fill Oloroso butts (11%) + 1st-fill Fino butts (4%)
- 100% Scottish Concerto barley
- Lallemand DistilaMax MV yeast
- Water sourced from Abhainn Cnoc a' Charrain, Tarbert, Isle of Harris.
- Fermentation times of 40% Medium (70 hours) + 60% Long (120 hours)
- 8000L Oregon Pine washbacks
- 5000L Spirit still (Eva)
- 7000L Wash still
- Matured and married in Ardhasaig, Isle of Harris.
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