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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had an amazing time attending the country living fair in Glasgow in November. This was our first time attending a show and it definitely wont be our last! We met some amazing people and it was great to hear everyone's feedback on our wonderful gin.