The journey of our Island Spirit!

The journey of our Island Spirit!

Our bottle of Island Spirit makes a fair journey from Scotland’s most westerly Distillery to your home in the UK or Abroad. It’s safe to say our Barra Atlantic Gin is a high flyer and enjoys a cruise of the Western Isles before embarking on its journey across the mainland to reach your home!
Barra Gin Giveaway with The Gin Den and The Gin Judge!

Barra Gin Giveaway with The Gin Den and The Gin Judge!

The gift that keeps on giving! We have teamed up with The Gin Den and The Gin Judge for a Barra Gin Giveaway! Why not get involved to be in with a chance to win a bottle of our Barra Atlantic Gin, which we’ll send direct to you from our Distillery on the Isle of Barra!

Happy Easter from Scotland’s most westerly Distillery!

We wish you all a very Happy Easter all the way from the Isle of Barra in Scotland’s most westerly Distillery! Easter is our favourite time of year, it’s always been a guaranteed great weekend celebration catching up with friends, family and of course sharing a few conversations over a dram or two!
Café Kisimul on the Isle of Barra!

Café Kisimul on the Isle of Barra!

Though dining out is not an option for us at the moment, you can still take-out the experience of a meal at Café Kisimul from the comfort of your own home. This week we’d like to talk about the famous Café Kisimul on our Island Home, which is also a small family run business, like ourselves!
Stay Connected!

Stay Connected!

We may only be allowed to make essential trips out of the house, stay two meters apart at all times and not see our loved ones as much as we’d like. But let’s stay connected, look at life from a different angle and find the positivity in a negative situation.
A Gin For All Occasions!

A Gin For All Occasions!

The talents to Gin are endless, fitting for every occasion, mood and location. A jack of all trades in our world creating a refreshing, invigorating environment for all tasters. The question is, how do you like yours?
Spring is just around the corner!

Spring is just around the corner!

Is anyone else getting a little fed up with the dreadful weather we’ve been experiencing? There’s light at the end of the tunnel as Spring is just around the corner and we cannot wait! It’s almost time to shake off the raincoat and wooly hat and replace it with…well a less insulated wooly hat!
Our Recommended Serve with Walter Gregor’s Tonic Water!

Our Recommended Serve with Walter Gregor’s Tonic Water!

One of the most common questions we are asked is “what is the recommended serve for our Gin?” Each time we share this, people are always intrigued about our choice of Tonic Water. Our favourite and preferred tonic water is of course Walter Gregor’s!

Keeping out of trouble – A week full of Events, Training and House Pours!

This week we’ve certainly been keeping busy serving an impressive amount of Barra Gin & Tonic’s over the past few days. We expect that sales have risen on red Grapefruit from the amount we have been buying and chopping to accompany our perfect serve!
Here’s to Live Music, Great Food and Collaborations at Crofters’!

Here’s to Live Music, Great Food and Collaborations at Crofters’!

We wish to share with you, the story of a successful family run business on the Scottish Island of Arran. We’re all about local family run businesses, especially on the Islands as we too are one! Enjoy a read about Crofters’ Music Bar & Bistro!
For the love of Barra!

For the love of Barra!

If you have been or heard of the Isle of Barra before, you’re going to love this. If you haven’t then you're going to want to after reading this week’s journal from all of us here at the Isle of Barra Distillers.
Gin Here, Gin There, Gin Everywhere!

Gin Here, Gin There, Gin Everywhere!

We are push, push, pushing our Barra Atlantic Gin this year into the world of Gin Lovers! We have an array of events, masterclasses, meetings and more set up in order to have our award-winning Gin available and widespread for our customers, existing and new!
Blowing away the cobwebs

Blowing away the cobwebs

We're kick-starting 2020 with storms, cancelled ferries and power-cuts here at the Isle of Barra Distillers. As you may have noticed from our socials, us Islanders do put up with some horrific weather conditions at the best of times. I guess it all adds to the experience of living in the Outer Hebrides!
Reflecting On 2019, The Year We Brought It Home

Reflecting On 2019, The Year We Brought It Home

As we move into the New Year and look forward to an exhilarating 2020, we reflect on our past. The year 2019 has been incredible for all involved at the Isle of Barra Distillers. The many highlights throughout this past year have really made it a milestone for the company. A year showcasing the team’s hard work, ambition and achievement.
Barra Gin’s Search For A Brand Ambassador

Barra Gin’s Search For A Brand Ambassador

The team at the Isle of Barra Distillers are expanding.
The Isle of Barra welcomes the arrival of its first ever distillery.

The Isle of Barra welcomes the arrival of its first ever distillery.

From a dream back in late 2017 to reality in 2019. This landmark achievement marks a new dawn for the Isle of Barra Distillers.
International G&T Day | 5 G&Ts With a Twist

International G&T Day | 5 G&Ts With a Twist

5 gin and tonic serves with a twist to help you celebrate this International Gin & Tonic Day!
A Year of Barra Atlantic Gin

A Year of Barra Atlantic Gin

Throughout August we’ve been celebrating a year of Barra Atlantic Gin and we want to share some highlights from the truly amazing adventure that has been the last 12 months.
Isle of Barra Distillers Shortlisted in Prestigious Food & Drink Awards

Isle of Barra Distillers Shortlisted in Prestigious Food & Drink Awards

The team behind the Isle of Barra Distillers are celebrating after being named a finalist in the Best New Business for the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards.
It's been quite a year…

It's been quite a year…

The Isle of Barra Distillers was established as recently as 2016 but it’s been a dream of wife and husband team Katie and Michael Morrison for much longer than that and on the 14th of August 2018, it will mark one year since the Barra gin went on sale.
Barra Gin links up with Calmac

Barra Gin links up with Calmac

Capturing the taste of a true Hebridean spirit, the Barra gin hops on tour with Caledonian Macbrayne.
Barra's Blessing Of The Boats

Barra's Blessing Of The Boats

The Isle of Barra has fishing running through its veins and at one point in the islands long history, the fishing was the Islands heartbeat.
A time to reflect - part one

A time to reflect - part one

It has been an incredible first five months for the Isle of Barra Distillers, now it’s time to sit down and reflect. Having launched only last August it has been an incredible first five months for everyone connected to the Isle of Barra Distillers.

St. Barr's Church

Situated by the old pier in Northbay sits the church of St Barr. 

Before St Barr's church was completed in 1906, the parishioners at the north end of the island attended St Brendan's church in Craigston. However it was a massive relief for them to finally get their own parish for worship but were still served by the parish priest at Craigston.

Carrageen, inside and out!

Carrageen, inside and out!

Carrageen isn't just a key ingredient of our gin, we also use it to create our packaging.
Barra Gin - Gin of April 2018 at Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or

Barra Gin - Gin of April 2018 at Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or

The Isle of Barra Distillers are delighted to be working with the good people at Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or. this April and look forward to offering guests the quality Barra Gin as their feature gin of the month.

 

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

This week we sat down with Michael, the Isle of Barra Distillers Managing Director to see what the future months may have in store.
From the Isle of Barra to Denmark - Fra Isle of Barra til Danmark

From the Isle of Barra to Denmark - Fra Isle of Barra til Danmark

From our Island home we embark on a new and exiting adventure. We are now sharing the story of the Barra Gin to our new friends in Denmark.
It all comes down to the Carrageen

It all comes down to the Carrageen

When we strip it all down and all we have left is the raw ingredients, it is the Carrageen that is the catalyst in our unique gin.
Barra's Beauty

Barra's Beauty

We have some stunningly beautiful beaches on the island, it ain't called "barrabados" or "Barrdise" for nothing.
The Barra Gin Serve

The Barra Gin Serve

It is a question we have been asked a lot 'how is the Barra gin best served?' Is there a right or wrong way?
Events

Events

We will be attending some events in the coming months.
Carrageen Pudding

Carrageen Pudding

With a new harvest just around the corner we will be looking into our key botanical Carrageen over the next few weeks.
The Isle of Barra Distillers Island Shop

The Isle of Barra Distillers Island Shop

A crucial milestone in our journey has been reached. We are thrilled to open the doors to our Island shop.
The Royal National Mòd

The Royal National Mòd

We would just like to wish everyone attending The Royal National Mòd in Lochaber next week a massive good luck, especially the ones travelling from Barra!
Island Born

Island Born

Barra stands steadfastly on Europe's western frontier, with only the vast expanses of the Atlantic Ocean between us and North America's eastern seaboard.